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Today 7/7/7 To Be Revealed: The New 7 Wonders Of World

Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:41 pm

today, 7 7 7 will be announced the 7 new wonders of the world which you could vote for via the internet.
Here are the nominees


Acropolis of Athens


Alhambra


Angkor Wat


Chitzen Itza


Christ the Redeemer


Colosseum


Easter Island Moais


Eiffel Tower


Great Wall


Hagia Sophia


Kiyomizu Temple


Kremlin, Red Square, and Saint Basil's Cathedral


Machu Picchu


Neuschwanstein Castle


Petra


Pyramids of Giza
(Honorary Candidate, see below)


Statue of Liberty


Stonehenge


Sydney Opera House


Taj Mahal


Timbuktu


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Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:14 pm

What's wrong with the original seven?
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Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:38 pm

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):
What's wrong with the original seven?

Because of the Ancient world, only one is still standing.
 
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Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:39 pm

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):
What's wrong with the original seven?

1) ony one still exists

2) These will be the "modern" seven wonders

3) Some of the new wonders are actually more impressive than the old ones, for example Macchu Picchu or Taj Mahal as compared to the hanging gardens of Babylon........



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Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:53 pm

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Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:34 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 4):
Im surprised the Space Needle didn't make the cut!

I'm surprised the eiffel tower and the statue of liberty made it!
After all these can be reproduced quite easily (as in Vegas)

However, I hardly see a new great wall or Macchu Picchu being imitated

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Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:02 pm

The thread title is a little misleading... I thought I was going to see the list of the "winners" or the final chosen list... Right now it's just the 21 nominees shown here.

At any rate, some good choices on here. Can't wait to see the final list.
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Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:11 pm

I'm pissed I put off voting. My spanish friends will be dissapointed if La Alhambra loses by a short margin. While I was in Spain I was impressed to see how inthusiastic many of them were about this contest. Maybe its because our statue of Liberty, while impressive, is nowhere near a wonder of the world, hence this contest not being such a big deal in the states.

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Comparing the Eiffel tower and the Statue of Liberty with all the rest is embarrassing to say the least.... Even putting them in the same context is  redflag 
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Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:37 pm

Quoting USAirways737 (Reply 7):
Maybe its because our statue of Liberty, while impressive, is nowhere near a wonder of the world, hence this contest not being such a big deal in the states.

Maybe it was politically correct to put it on the list (together with Kremlin).  Wink

Quoting Rammstein (Reply 8):
Comparing the Eiffel tower and the Statue of Liberty with all the rest is embarrassing to say the least.... Even putting them in the same context is

It was inevitable since there are no boundaries set. Then you have Stonehenge, which predates by some 1000 years the original 7 wonders "competing" with late 19th century engineering in the form of the Eiffel Tower.
 
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Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:36 pm

I wonder how much of the reasoning of this is to promote tourism to those sites. The old lists were very euro-cetric, ignoring the 'wonders' outside of Europe and North Africa or in territory once occupied by Europe. I suspect there will be some conterversery of the final choices, due to the voting not limited as to how many times a person or country can vote, that is on the internet thus limiting access to voting to only the relative richest on the world.
 
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Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:51 pm

No Deltawerken or Afsluitdijk this time? How about space shuttle, not a building per se but still a wonder.
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Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:08 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 5):
Im surprised the Space Needle didn't make the cut!

I'm surprised the eiffel tower and the statue of liberty made it!
After all these can be reproduced quite easily (as in Vegas)

Very easy with modern technology, but rebuilding the Eiffel Tower (one of the first big buildings made out of steel) or the Cathedral of Notre Dame using the technology available when it was first built is quite different.

Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 11):
No Deltawerken or Afsluitdijk this time?

I think they should be included in the list as well, not just ormanental buildings, but also great feats of engineering.

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Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:16 am

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 5):
I'm surprised the eiffel tower and the statue of liberty made it! After all these can be reproduced quite easily (as in Vegas)

a) The replicas in Vegas are much smaller than the originals.

b) Replicating things is not much of a challenge compared to inventing them!
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:21 am

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 9):
Quoting USAirways737 (Reply 7):
Maybe its because our statue of Liberty, while impressive, is nowhere near a wonder of the world, hence this contest not being such a big deal in the states.

Maybe it was politically correct to put it on the list (together with Kremlin). Wink

I understand your attitude towards the Soviet Union and your suspicions towards Putin's Russia (in many ways I share them as well), but the Kremlin and especially the cathedral predates the the Soviet Union for many hundred years.

And BTW, the statue of Liberty is an interesting piece of 19th century metal design.

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Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:25 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 13):

a) The replicas in Vegas are much smaller than the originals.

then again thex could have easily made one the same size !
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:48 am

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 15):
then again thex could have easily made one the same size !

Not that easily - doubling the height (the Vegas copy of the Eiffel Tower is just half as big as the original) whould require at least eight times the mass of steel (likely more). While possible, it would still just have been an expensive copy without any innovative value whatsoever.

With the Statue of Liberty the ratio is 1:3, meaning at least 27 times the mass at real scale.
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:38 am

Anyone else feel that the Grand Canyon should be on that list? Sure as hell is nice than Alhambra, Eiffel, or Miss Liberty...
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:26 am

Quoting Jpax (Reply 17):
Anyone else feel that the Grand Canyon should be on that list?

No. When talking about wonders of the world we are talking about man-made wonders.
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:53 am

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 14):
Kremlin and especially the cathedral predates the the Soviet Union for many hundred years.

Why did it make the list and the Big Ben with the Houses of Parliament complex did not? Or the Buda Castle Parliament and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge? They are at least just as spectacular, imho (and don't feature body of a dead mass murderer)

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 14):
And BTW, the statue of Liberty is an interesting piece of 19th century metal design.

True. But are they really wonders of the modern world with capital "W"??? If you take away the symbolism and patriotic value of the Statue of Liberty is there anything THAT unusual about it? Just as you said "interesting"...
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:23 am



I think the Taj will def be up there in the New list too.The detailed work put in by workers at that time with no modern machine is a feat itself.
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I vote for Schloss Neuschwanstein...  Smile
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:04 am

The Colosseum gets my vote.
Nothing is nearly as impressive as that, the energy inside of it.

I am surprised St. Peter's Basilica didn't make it.
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:12 am

I was just at Chitzen Itza on Wednesday of this week and let me tell you that it is absolutely amazing. Intricate temples, the pyramid, a sacred ball court, and astronomical observatories make it a truly amazing place.

Chitzen Itza gets my vote.
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:05 am

Great Wall of China

Petra, Jordan

Machu Picchu, Peru

Chitzen Itza, Mexico

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Taj Mahal, India

Pyramids, Egypt

Colosseum, Rome


Out of those I had voted
Machu Picchu , Taj Mahal, Great Wall Pyramids , Chitzen Itza

Nice to see so many Latin American Wonders



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Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:20 am

Making a list of 7 wonders of the world is fine, but most of those candidates are already well known around the world, and especially for those that have an interest in seeing them. I don't see how putting them on some magical list will make people more likely to go see it.
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:48 am

Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 18):
No. When talking about wonders of the world we are talking about man-made wonders.

Paul Bunyan, comon!  Wink

 
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:45 am

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 24):
Great Wall of China

Petra, Jordan

Machu Picchu, Peru

Chitzen Itza, Mexico

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Taj Mahal, India

Pyramids, Egypt

Colosseum, Rome

Um. I count 8.  Confused
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:02 pm

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 27):
Um. I count 8.

The Pyramids at Giza, Egypt get an honorary spot as they were on the original list. This was done after Egypt was rightfully offended that their original wonder (which is still standing compared to the other six...that's a feat) was being forced to defend its status.

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Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:36 pm

"Christ The Redeemer" is the only one I have any objection to - it doesn't seem to have required any major technological leaps (the inside is concrete), it's not even particularly large, being smaller than the much earlier Statue of Liberty (again, a sign that there was no major building breakthrough here.) I'm just not seeing, relative to the others, what's so "wonderous" about it, other than being very beautiful, of course. And I'm certainly looking forward to seeing it in person someday.

On the other hand, Stonehenge represents a remarkable feat given the level of technology at the time. And on the other-other hand, the Sydney Opera House required significant advances in structural analysis just to work out the principles required to build it.

Of course, I don't read too much into this, being that it was, when you come down to it, a popularity vote based on a self-selected electorate.
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:53 pm

So whats the Rankings like.If thee are any.
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:42 pm

Great Wall of China  thumbsup 

Petra, Jordan

Machu Picchu, Peru  thumbsup 

Chitzen Itza, Mexico

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Taj Mahal, India  thumbsup 

Colosseum, Rome

There are some that I agree 100% others I am not so sure about.
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:07 pm

if the Parthenon can't make the list of 7 then something is wrong, it's widely regarded as the most perfect piece of ancient architecture still standing....It's probably one of the most important buildings on the list and is beaten by a fairly modern statue and a Colosseum that was used for death contests.

Great Wall
Machu Pichu
Petra

I have no problem with..the rest, I think I'll stick with the original wonders! anyway, it was guaranteed almost that Latin America and China/Asia would have the highest numbers of winners, they after all have the highest populated continents.
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:02 pm

What a pity that the German Schloß Neuschwanstein didnt make it  Sad

But congrats to the other winner!

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Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:10 pm

This is really just a popularity poll, also heavily influenced by nationalistic voting (how else do you explain the Christ the Redeemer statue). The ones I can agree with are the Taj Mahal, Great Wall, Machu Picchu & maybe the Colosseum.
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:49 pm

I disagree with the choice of the Christ The Redeemer Statue. While a considerable engineering and construction feat, a symbol for a city and country, it is to me not as the same league as some of the other nominees. I would have preferred the Acropolis of Athens in it's place due to it's age, cultural, design and archtechical importance.
 
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Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:25 am

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 32):
it was guaranteed almost that Latin America and China/Asia



Quoting Bwest (Reply 34):
heavily influenced by nationalistic voting (how else do you explain the Christ the Redeemer statue).

I disagree. By this logic, how do you explain Petra making it into the top 7?

I saw this amazing place earlier this year. I voted for it and it definitley deserves its place. I am so pleased for Jordan and all its amazing people.

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Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:31 am

Quoting Rammstein (Reply 8):
Comparing the Eiffel tower and the Statue of Liberty with all the rest is embarrassing to say the least.... Even putting them in the same context is

You got my vote on that!
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Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:10 am

Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 36):
I disagree. By this logic, how do you explain Petra making it into the top 7?

take a look at a world map..Jordan is part of the Asian continent.
 
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Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:16 am

I don't see how Stonehenge cannot make the list. There's some funky ancient science in making that work so long ago. The Colosseum, The Pyramids and The Great Wall get my vote.  thumbsup 

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Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:20 am

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 38):
Quoting CupraIbiza (Reply 36):
I disagree. By this logic, how do you explain Petra making it into the top 7?


take a look at a world map..Jordan is part of the Asian continent.

Yes you are correct. 100%. But you are certainly splitting hairs.

Am I right to assume that by your logic, the large populations of China, India, Indonesia etc looked at list and said "Hmm Jordan is part of Asia lets vote for it based on its location"? Or is it possible that the learned people of the world voted based on what was most amazing?

I sense sour grapes regarding the Pantheon not being voted in. The world has spooken - its not that special.
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Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:03 pm

Why isn't even the Borobudur (Indonesia) included on the list?
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Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:24 pm

I must agree that the Christ the Redeemer statue does not belong. I think it "won" because of its setting, and not the statue itself. Honestly, if it was in the middle of Kansas, would it be a world wonder? I think not. It just happens to be in a spectacular setting. I have not seen some of the other six winners, however it is easy to understand why they would be chosen.

This is really a popularity contest. As one article says, why just choose seven? Most of the places on that list are just as deserving as the ones that won the votes to be in the top seven. I am actually due to go to Easter Island in December. It was a finalist, but did not win. From the relatively few who have actually seen it, it is quite impressive. I will bet that the island will be far more impressive than a statue.
 
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Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:06 pm

Quoting Nonrevman (Reply 43):
why just choose seven?

Maybe the 100,000 Wonders of the World doesnt quite have the same ring to it.
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Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:00 pm

Quoting Nonrevman (Reply 43):
I must agree that the Christ the Redeemer statue does not belong. I think it "won" because of its setting, and not the statue itself. Honestly, if it was in the middle of Kansas, would it be a world wonder? I think not. It just happens to be in a spectacular setting. I have not seen some of the other six winners, however it is easy to understand why they would be chosen.

I was surprised at first, then I found out its outside is entirely composed of 1x1 inch tiles fit together like a mosaic, and, it was indeed built upon a very precarious summit. So yes, setting makes it popular, but setting also made it a much more difficult project than building it in the fields of Kansas would have. I personally would have kept the pyramids in though...they happen to be a much more baffling and impressive demonstration of architectural genuis.

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Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:46 pm

Anyone else was very disappointed at the choice of the 21 finalists?


Of all the casltes in Europe, they only chose the Neuschwanstein castle, which doesn't bare any significance neither historically, and almost nor artistically. There are castles all across Europe. Hell there's even a fortress in Salzburg that is more impressive, it's the most preserved feodal castle of Europe.

I agree that Saint Basil Cathedral is beautiful, but I find many to be better. Germany, Czech Republic and Austria are filled with genuine and mind blowing Gothic Cathedrals. What about the Vatican and all its hidden beauties??

In Italy, between the Sixtile Chapel, and right about everything in Rome, the only thing that got through was the Colliseum, which is nothing more htan a stadium (seen it, bloody impressive, but what about the rest?)

Quoting Rammstein (Reply 8):
Comparing the Eiffel tower and the Statue of Liberty with all the rest is embarrassing to say the least.... Even putting them in the same context is

I second that.

This is another example of the same old concept: the masses don't know better.

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Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:32 pm

Quoting Kay (Reply 46):
Of all the casltes in Europe, they only chose the Neuschwanstein castle

The Alhambra is a castle, just not Disney-style  Wink

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Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:52 pm

Quoting BNE (Reply 31):
Petra, Jordan

i'm sure people think that inside its like in Indiana Jones and hence voted for it..
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