The New Open World Corporation‘s (NOWC’s) list of New Seven Wonders of the World is an alternative to the Seven Wonders of the World, according to a vote organized for purposes of profit. (The corporation is Swiss in nationality.) The final list was announced on July 7, 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal, in the Estádio da Luz, SL Benfica’s stadium at 9:30pm (local time). Voting closed on July 6, 2007. Next in the company’s series is the ” New7Wonders of Nature “, nominations possible until August 8, 2008.
The selection was made by free and paid votes, through telephone or online. The first vote was free to registered members and additional votes were purchased through a payment to NOWC. In addition to the sale of votes, NOWC relied on private donations, the sale of merchandise such as shirts and cups, and revenue from selling broadcasting rights.
As they were announced (alphabetical order):
|Chichen Itza||Worship, Knowledge||Yucatán, Mexico|
|Christ the Redeemer||Welcoming, Openness||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Great Wall of China||Perseverance, Persistence||People’s Republic of China|
|Machu Picchu||Community, Dedication||Cuzco, Perú|
|Roman Colosseum||Joy, Suffering||Rome, Italy|
|Taj Mahal||Love, Passion||Agra, India|
|Great Pyramid of Giza|
|Immortality, Eternity||Cairo, Egypt|
Taj Mahal, Agra, India, Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Roman, Colosseum, Italy, Petra, Jordan, Machu Picchu, Peru, The Great Wall, China, Christ Redeemer, Brazil, Chichén Itzá, Mexico, 7 Wonders, New 7 Wonders, N7W, World, New7 Wonders of the World, New 7 Wonders of Nature, Lesbon, Portugal