"People around the world," the BBC reports, "are being invited to vote in a survey for the New Seven Wonders of the World. A privately funded organisation, the New 7 Wonders Foundation, has put forward a shortlist of 21 landmarks from across the globe. They include Rome's Colosseum, Jordan's ancient city of Petra, Britain's Stonehenge and the Great Wall of China."
Joining the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, what are some other contenders? How about Kowloon Walled City? Or the Mall of America? The Brooklyn Bridge? London's sewers or other wonders of the industrial world?
The International Space Station? Easter Island? A nuclear submarine? The Cosmodrome at Baikonur?
What about the Maunsell Towers?
"To be included on the new list," the BBC says, contenders must be "man-made, completed by 2000, and in an 'acceptable' state of preservation." (So could you nominate a cloned animal?)