The Empire Strike Building

Jan 23, 2006
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17th May 2007

The murky skies and lightning, seen from across the East River in this dramatic picture, were accompanied by 72mph winds and a deluge which saw an inch of rain fall in nearby Central Park, New York

Like a molten thread of white heat, lightning cuts across the grey skies above midtown Manhattan to find the top of the Empire State Building.


The storm yesterday afternoon was part of the latest blast of bad weather to hit New York.
There was no damage to the 1,454ft Empire State Building.
The lightning rod at its very top absorbs such strikes around 100 times a year. It may not, however, have been such a good day to visit the outdoor viewing gallery on the 86th floor.


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purplekitty

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That's is very amazing! That person was lucky to be there to see it at that exact moment to take that picture. Thanks for posting this, Prada!
 

BagAngel

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Wow! Really spectacular picture, thanks Prada. Definitely would not like to have been on 86th floor when that hit!
 

JoeyJo21

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Wow thank you so much that photo is amazing! The person who took it must be v.lucky :smile: Imagine if you were up when it hit (I'm sure they probably clear the outdoor bit?) but flipping heck that would make you jump.