Lightning repeatedly struck the 1 World Trade Center (the Freedom Tower) in New York City on May 23rd, 2014 as a heavy thunderstorm passed overhead. Photos and videos of this dramatic display were captured by numerous people, including a few amateurs who happened to be in the right place, at just the right time. Check them out below!
— Brett Ruiz (@BrooklynBrett) May 24, 2014
Two bolts of lightning strike One World Trade Center. (INSIDER IMAGES/Gary Hershorn) pic.twitter.com/lRcNoj5dK5
— Insider Images (@insiderimages) May 24, 2014
Although lightning can be a mesmerizing display of nature, it’s important to remember that lightning can kill you. Always put your safety first. For more information on lightning safety, read our Lightning Safety 101.
Stay Safe. Know Before™.
-The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team