Durban makes New7Wonders Cities shortlist

2014-07-08 08:40
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Cape Town -  The 21 official finalists for the next round of the New 7Wonders Cities campaign have been announced and Durban has made the cut.

Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, said in a press release that the diversity of the remaining cities in contention for the "canon of 7" is "remarkable in terms of regional geography and urban culture."

In alphabetical order, the 21 official finalists are: Bangkok, Barcelona, Beirut, Chicago, Doha, Durban, Havana, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz, London, Mendoza, Mexico City, Mumbai, Perth, Quito, Reykjavik, Saint Petersburg, Seoul, Shenzhen and Vigan.

The announcement was made in Lisbon on Monday to coincide with the 7th anniversary of the first global vote for the original New7Wonders campaign, in which Table Mountain was named one of the New 7Wonders of Nature.
The 7 Official New7Wonders Cities will be revealed on 7 December 2014.  The campaign now enters its penultimate voting stage, which will run until 7 October, when the list of 21 will be reduced to 14.

To vote for Durban visit the website.
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