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Incredible moment lightning strikes One World Trade Center

Incredible moment bolts of lightning strike the antenna of One World Trade Center during electrical storm in New York

  • Lightning hit the antenna of One World Trade Center during an electrical storm in New York City on Tuesday
  • Spectacular shots of the moment were snapped from across the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • The illuminated 1,776 tall tower is seen amid the dimmer skyscrapers of Manhattan’s Financial District

These incredible images captured the moment lightning struck One World Trade Center.

They show the bolts of lightning hitting the antenna of the 1,776 ft tall tower during an electrical storm in New York City on Tuesday night.

Snapped from across the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey, the illuminated tower is seen amid the dimmer skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan.

One World Trade Center – initially dubbed the Freedom Tower before its name was changed in 2009 – sits on the site of the Twin Towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks.

The tallest building in the United States and the Western Hemisphere, the skyscraper overlooks the September 11 Memorial.

A lightning bolt strikes One World Trade Center during an electrical storm over New York City on Tuesday night

Spectacular shots of the moment were snapped by a photographer from across the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey

Spectacular shots of the moment were snapped by a photographer from across the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey

Multiple bolts of lightning are seen hitting the antenna of the 1,776 ft tall tower during the electrical storm

Multiple bolts of lightning are seen hitting the antenna of the 1,776 ft tall tower during the electrical storm

The illuminated tower is seen in contrast to the dark sky and the dimmer skyscrapers of Manhattan's Financial District

The illuminated tower is seen in contrast to the dark sky and the dimmer skyscrapers of Manhattan’s Financial District

A huge lightning bolt strikes One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the US, and lights up the sky over Manhattan

A huge lightning bolt strikes One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the US, and lights up the sky over Manhattan

One World Trade Center  sits on the site of the Twin Towers destroyed in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001

One World Trade Center sits on the site of the Twin Towers destroyed in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001

The tower – initially dubbed Freedom Tower before its name was changed in 2009 – is seen struck by a bolt of lightning

The tower – initially dubbed Freedom Tower before its name was changed in 2009 – is seen from inside an apartment

The tower – initially dubbed Freedom Tower before its name was changed in 2009 – is seen from inside an apartment (right)

The tallest building in the United States and the Western Hemisphere, the skyscraper overlooks the September 11 Memorial

The tallest building in the United States and the Western Hemisphere, the skyscraper overlooks the September 11 Memorial

Multiple lightning bolts are seen illuminating the sky over Lower Manhattan, with One World Trade Center seen to the left

Multiple lightning bolts are seen illuminating the sky over Lower Manhattan, with One World Trade Center seen to the left

 

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