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VIDEO: Chicago's Three Tallest Buildings Simultaneously Struck by Lightning

VIDEO: Chicago's Three Tallest Buildings Simultaneously Struck by Lightning

Lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place - or so goes the saying. But if you've ever watched a skyscraper in a storm, you probably know that this saying isn't exactly true. What might be a little more rare is lightning striking three places at once, but thanks to this amazing timelapse video by Craig Shimala we now know that this too is possible, as the lightning rods on Chicago's Willis Tower, Trump Tower and John Hancock Center are all hit simultaneously (keep an eye out at the 36-second mark, and see the still image after the break). Perhaps the most amazing thing of all is that this is the second time Shimala has recorded this exact occurrence - you can also see his video from 2010 after the break.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "VIDEO: Chicago's Three Tallest Buildings Simultaneously Struck by Lightning" 09 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/524917/video-chicago-s-three-tallest-buildings-simultaneously-struck-by-lightning/> ISSN 0719-8884
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