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. [image]

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:

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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