Seven cities named new urban wonders of the world

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The Petronas Towers soar above the skyline in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (iStock) Modern man has created stunning sky-high architecture and epic international centers. To honor these historic accomplishments, Bernanrd Weber, a filmmaker from Switzerland, set out to name the top seven cities in the world.

The campaign for New7WondersCities began as a project to help cities identify various challenges of the future including “urban planning to metropolitan governance, from tourism to architecture.”

Last October, 28 finalists were announced and through a series of eliminations, the winners were finally whittled down to just seven. The final announcement was made on Dec. 7 in Dubai.

The cities’ project is the third “New Wonders” initiatives undertaken by Weber who recently named the “New 7 Wonders of the World” and “New 7 Wonders of Nature.”

According to the official website, millions of voters from around the participated online.

Weber made the announcement via video:

Check out the final seven and plan a trip to see one of these urban wonders.

–Beirut, Lebanon

–Doha, Qatar

–Durban, South Africa

–Havana, Cuba

–Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

–La Paz, Bolivia

–Vigan, Philippines 

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