Press Release Summary = On the 07/07/07, 2200 after Greece, the 7 hill city, Lisbon, stages one of the greatest events of all times, the Universal Declaration of the New 7 Wonders.
Press Release Body = Envisioned by the New 7 Wonders Foundation and presented by the original 007, Sean Connery, the great decision of the New 7 Wonders will take place in Lisbon, at the Luz Stadium, on the 7th of July 2007 - the day 07, of the month 07, of the year 07.
After Expo 98 and the European Soccer Championship, the Universal Declaration of the New 7 Wonders puts Portugal, once again, on the spot light for an unforgettable event. Madonna and Mariza will be singing a duet, for the opening ceremony, followed by a musical show for over 50.000 people with other featured singers.
Lisbon's streets will also take part in this world event, having the 21 finalists represented by metal statues painted by a variety of artists. Terreiro do Pašo, Portugal's historical Commerce Square (Praša do Comercio), will have the largest mosaic in the world, put together by every vote carefully glued to a small tile, in a 200mx200m area, the equivalent to 100 million votes.
This is considered to be the largest worldwide election and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to vote for the New 7 Wonders.
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About the New 7 Wonders
2200 years ago, Greece was the decision pole of the 7 Wonders of the ancient world: The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, The Colossus of Rhodes and The Lighthouse of Alexandria. All of them have been destroyed and history has been lost forever.
The New 7 Wonders Foundation was created to recover and maintain great historic marcs and symbols. It founded by Bernard Weber in 2001, and is now headquartered in Zurich at the Corbusier Museum.
Professor Frederico Mayor, UNESCO's General Manager, put together a scientific team of 7 specialists, to select 21 Monumental World Heritage finalists, created before the 21st century. The 7 specialists were: Cessar Pelli, former General Manager of UNESCO, Harry Seidle, Zaha Habid, Tadao Ando, Yung Ho Chang, and Aziz Tayod.
The criteria were social impact, culture, dimension, history and politics, hence the 21 finalists:
- The Acropolis of Athens - Alhambra, in Spain - Ankor, in Cambodia - The Pyramid of Chichen Itza, in Mexico - Christ Redeemer, in Brazil - The Roman Colosseum, in Italy - The Statues of Easter Island, in Chile - The Eiffel Tower, in France - The Great Wall, in Chine - Hagia Sophia, in Turkey - The Kiyomizu Temple, in Japan - Machu Picchu, in Peru - The Neuschwanstein Castle, in Germany - Petra, in Jordan - The Pyramids of Giza, in Egypt - The Statue of Liberty, in the United States of America - Stonehenge, in the United Kingdom - The Kremlin and Red Square, in Russia - The Sydney Opera House, in Australia - The Taj Mahal, in India - Timbuktu, in Mali
19 million people have voted so far, by sms, telephone and internet, contributing to the reconstruction of the Buddha's of Bamiyan in Afghanistan, which is the destiny of half of the election's revenues.
History is in the making, and it is your chance to be apart of it!
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