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Zaha Hadid: A tribute

ZURICH: The Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, who died yesterday in Miami aged 65, was a distinguished member of the New7Wonders Panel of Experts on two occasions: The New7Wonders of the World and the New7Wonders Cities campaigns. Bernard Weber, the Founder-President of New7Wonders, remembers a remarkable woman, an inspirational designer and…
Bernard Weber, Founder-President New7Wonders, wishes everyone a Wonderful New Year! "New7Wonders is an example of a positive vision that inspires global progress," he says.

“Have a Wonderful New Year!” says Bernard Weber

Zurich, Switzerland: Dear friends of New7Wonders, I send you my best wishes for New Year's Day. As we enter 2016, we are full of hope for the future and we want to share this message of optimism with the world. The last 12 months have been marked by many noteworthy…
Embedded in white and set off against the clear blue sky, the bronze plaque listing Vigan as one of the New7Wonders Cities is now a permanent fixture in the capital of Ilocos Sur province in the Philippines.

A Monument for Vigan: New7Wonders City celebrates

The festivities marking the Official Inauguration of Vigan as one of the New7Wonders Cities culminated with the installation of a specially-commissioned bronze plaque that confirms its place in the "canon of 7". During the ceremonies, a party atmosphere filled the streets of the capital of Ilocos Sur province in the…
The Cathedral of St Paul in Vigan is adorned with the New7Wonders City logo for the inauguration event. The church was commissioned by Juan de Salcedo and built in 1574

Vigan officially inaugurated as a New7Wonders City

VIGAN, the Philippines: Historic Vigan in the province of Ilocos Sur was officially inaugurated as a New7Wonders City last night. Established in the 16th century, Vigan represents a fusion of cultural elements from the Philippines, China and Europe, creating a city that is without equal in Asia.Among the dignitaries attending…
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Hasan Göktepe (left) of the Kunstgießerei München with Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders (right), holding the Vigan New7Wonders Cities plaque

Vigan: A New7Wonders City is cast in bronze

The Official New7Wonders Cities Inauguration ceremonies for Vigan will take place in the Philippines on Wednesday, 6 May. A highlight of the event will be the unveiling of the specially-commissioned bronze commemorative plaque, which was cast in the Kunstgießerei München, a famous foundry in the heart of Munich, Germany, where…
Abu Dhabi: Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard (left) receiving good luck wishes from Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders (right), before his historic flight.

The Future Is Clean: New7Wonders supports Solar Impulse mission

Abu Dhabi / Zurich: Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are piloting the first round-the-world flight without using any fossil fuel, just solar energy, and New7Wonders is supporting their historic adventure with an initiative that shares the mission's goal of using clean technologies and renewable energy.The Solar Impulse plane took off…
New7Wonders Founder-President Bernard Weber (centre), New7Wonders Director Jean-Paul de la Fuente (left) and the Chairman of the China Great Wall Society Dong Yaohui (right) at the Great Wall in 2014.

New7Wonders Completes Verification of China Great Wall

Zurich / Beijing: New7Wonders today announces the successful completion of the first of its N7W VII programmes , designed to evaluate the status of each of the voted New7Wonders. The programme includes an on-site visit, information gathering, reporting, analysis and a series of recommendations for improvement where necessary. China Great…
Bernard Weber, Founder-President New7Wonders, looks forward to a wonderful New Year.

Bernard Weber says: “Happy New Year!”

Zurich, Switzerland: Warmest greetings to all the friends of New7Wonders around the world!Our past year was crowned on 7 December with the declaration in Dubai of the New7Wonders Cities, and in 2015 we look forward to arranging Official Inauguration events in each of the elected 7: Beirut, Doha, Durban, Havana,…
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And the New7Wonders Cities are…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Announcing the names of the New7Wonders Cities, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, said: "I would like to thank everyone who has helped promote the New7Wonders Cities campaign since its inception in 2011. We began with more than 1,200 nominees from 220 different countries and here we…
Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, at the postal vote counting centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Counting down the hours to counting the votes

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Voting in the New7Wonders Cities campaign ends at 7 am GMT tomorrow, 7 December, and the New7Wonders Cities will be announced from Dubai 12 hours later, at 7 pm GMT.Along with the votes cast using a range of devices on a variety of platforms, valid postal…

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