Empire State Building and Iconic Towers to Raise Awareness for Japanese Relief Efforts by Shining Tower Lights White and Red

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    World's Most Famous Office Building Leads Towers Around the Globe in
    Illuminating to Encourage Donations for Japan





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NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /CNW/ -- The Empire State Building (ESB) along with other iconic towers around the globe will join in a worldwide show of solidarity to raise awareness and encourage support for the people of Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, by shining their lights white and red--the colors of Japan--on Monday, April 4, 2011.

ESB has asked other towers around the globe to unite together in support of Japan and light to generate awareness of the aid efforts worldwide. In addition to ESB, participating towers include:

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    --  CN Tower (Toronto, Canada)
    --  John Hancock Observatory (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
    --  Menara KL (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
    --  Macau Tower (Macau, China)
    --  North Tower (Seoul, Korea)
    --  Olympic Tower (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
    --  Sky Tower (Auckland, New Zealand)
    --  Spinnaker Tower (Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom)

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"On April 4, the Empire State Building tower lights will shine for Japan which is desperately in need of the world's support and financial assistance," said Anthony E. Malkin, Empire State Building Company. "We are proud that buildings around the globe have agreed to join our efforts to raise awareness for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan."

For more information and to make a donation to Japan relief efforts, please visit the Consulate General of Japan in New York website at www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/t/2011/110315_02.html.

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    About the Empire State Building
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Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the "World's Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions and is the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, www.Facebook.com/EmpireStateBuilding, or @ESBObservatory.

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Media Contact: Edelman Public RelationsBlair Garson, 212.704.4494, blair.garson@edelman.com Jessica Redling, 212.277.3773, jessica.redling@edelman.com

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