There is a competition to name the new seven wonders of the world, and the Statue of Liberty is the only NYC mention out of the 21 finalists. Run by New 7 Wonders and with experts like Cesar Pelli and Zaha Hadid on its panel, the finalists are quite a bunch: Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza, the Sydney Opera House, Easter Island statues, the Kremlin, the Eiffel Tower, and the Colosseum are just some. Which makes us wonder if the Statue of Liberty will make it to the final seven.
This got us thinking. While we admire Lady Liberty, what about the Empire State Building? Or Brooklyn Bridge? And if we were to name "Seven Wonders of New York City," we'd pick the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, the Woolworth Building, and, uh, well, the NYC subway system, the Flatiron, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the Municipal Building, Rockefeller Center, the NYC water system, the Guggenheim and about hundred other things. Maybe we'd be better off thinking about the "Seventy Wonders of NYC."
What would you pick as the seven wonders of NYC? For more seven wonders fun, this Wiki page has lists of various ones mentioned in the years. And New 7 Wonders will be visiting each of the 21 finalists over the next year - the last stop is the Statue of Liberty on March 6, 2007 (you can also vote online).
Photograph of the Statue of Liberty by regina_emmanuelle on Flickr