Technicality keeps Niagara’s landmark off world list
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Niagara Falls will not be among the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
And because of a technicality, it’s not even in the top 77.
For months, organizers of the Swiss-based group New7Wonders have been asking officials on both sides of the Niagara River to form a supporting committee for Niagara Falls to be eligible for the worldwide vote.
Each nominee requires a committee to facilitate judges and other special events leading up to the announcement of the final seven wonders in 2011.
Because Niagara Falls is a binational attraction, supporting committees on both the Canadian and the U. S. sides were necessary for it to be eligible.
Niagara Falls Tourism agreed to be the committee for Canada. But in the U. S., no committee was ever formed and Niagara Falls was ruled ineligible after voting for the final list of nominees ended July 7.