Empire State Building and Iconic Towers to Raise Awareness for Japanese Relief


NEW YORK (PRNewswire) — 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.

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

CN Tower (Toronto, Canada)

John Hancock Observatory (Chicago)

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)

“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 Malkin of the 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 relief efforts, visit the Consulate General of Japan in New York’s website at www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/t/2011/110315_02.html.




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