Empire State Building Struck By Lightning 23 Times A Year, This Time It Strikes Again (Video)
The Empire State Building was struck by lightning again during a summer storm on Monday in New York City. It was filmed by Henrik Moltke of The Intercept, a photographer.
— Henrik Moltke (@moltke) July 25, 2016
Moltke was able to focus his camera on the Empire State Building as the lightning strikes the 102-story skyscraper. Then, he uploaded it to YouTube and posted photos on Twitter with the caption "Boom," according to USA Today.
Due to overwhelming interest in my lightning video, here's the source iPhone vid: https://t.co/iXPTuQ9KZ3 pls credit pic.twitter.com/KxUtRlKLWJ — Henrik Moltke (@moltke) July 26, 2016
It goes viral up to this day. The photo has been retweeted more than 1,000 times and nearly has 1,500 "likes" on Twitter. The video shows the lightning hitting the Empire State Building.
— NYC Daily Pics (@NYCDailyPics) July 18, 2016
The skyscraper is considered an American cultural icon. It has an Art Deco style. It was conceptualized by William F. Lamb from Shreve, Lamb and Harmon architectural firm. The building drawings were wade in just two weeks. Its exterior finishes are partly metal, in which it helps in conducting electricity. The American Society of Civil Engineers named the building as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Dear Empire State Building: Wasn't me (For liability purposes only) pic.twitter.com/OJvxm5s32B — Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) July 26, 2016
Meanwhile, Noah Syndergaard, the New York Mets baseball pitcher, also dubbed as "Thor" reacted perfectly on the condition of the iconic skyscraper. He posted the photo of the lightning strike and tweeted, "Dear Empire State Building: Wasn't me (For liability purposes only)."