Dramatic moment Empire State Building struck by lightning bolt captured on camera (VIDEO)
New York’s iconic Empire State Building was struck by a lightning bolt during an epic electric storm Monday - and cameras caught it all.
Much of the east coast was rocked by thunderstorms bringing all four seasons to the Big Apple in one July afternoon.
The empire strikes back! Watch as lightning strikes the empire state building. Video: Henrik Moltke pic.twitter.com/x07Ii2STWv— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) July 26, 2016
Instagram user @Casey2Cooke captured the superb contrast in weather conditions before and after the lightning strike with ominous storm clouds giving way to a dazzling rainbow.
On average the Empire State Building takes a lightning hit about 23 times a year. Its part-metal exterior helps to conduct electricity.
And let’s face it, this American landmark has endured harsher treatment than this, from alien incinerations to King Kong using it as a climbing frame.