Why must Taj Mahal be included in New 7 Wonders of the World?

Why must Taj Mahal be included in the New 7 Seven Wonders of the World?

The Taj, literally the crown, occupies the crowning glory in Indian tourism. For anyone visiting India this wonderful monument is a must-see. India otherwise possesses some of the world's best known historical and cultural sites offering knowledge as well as visual treats to a variety of interests. However, the Taj is such a unique wonder that defies all the logical reasoning one might come up with for visiting a particular destination.

Now that the world's new seven wonders are going to be picked up shortly I have my own reasons for voting for this monument. It is not on the basis of some emotional value attached to it (some people call it a 'monument of love' considering the view that it was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved wife. But that may not be entirely true as preserving history in Indian conditions have never been sacrosanct and ruling out distortions would not be that easy) but due to its sheer mesmerizing power as a magnificent structure. The visual treat is so overwhelming that one forgets all historical, cultural, architectural and any other related aspect at the first glance of it from outside of the boundary wall itself. As one draws closer, the mesmerizing effects of the monument become complete thereby showering upon the viewer a sense of happiness and fulfillment. It doesn't prod your senses to desire for more, it soothes them. What else a wonder ought to possess then?