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Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Empire State Building Gets A Lightning Smack -Thrice!

Following up our overdose of Empire State Building information from yesterday, Friend-of-The-Big-Adventure-Dan sent this along: New York City's tallest landmark was struck by lightning three times the other night during a big overnight storm. 

This video shows the Empire Sate Building getting shocked with electricity not once or twice, but three times in thirty seconds during this monster April storm. An amazing sight for sure, but not entirely uncommon. The 1,454 feet tall building (which is all made of metal with a giant antenna that doubles as a lightning rod on top) actually gets struck almost 1,000 times each year.

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