Slo-Mo Video: Lightning Strikes Chicago Buildings

Chris Higgins

A meditative way to spend your Friday: video of lightning striking buildings in Chicago. The same brief clip is shown at progressively slower speeds, climaxing in an impressive triple strike. From the video's author, Craig Shimala:

For the third time in the last 6 days, another line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago on Wednesday evening. In this clip you will see three of the tallest buildings in Chicago get struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the John Hancock Building (4th tallest). HD Video was shot on a Canon EOS 7D. Video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio. "Wed's storms towered up to 63,000 ft, unleashed 80 mph gusts, local 3"+ rains and 15,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes in a single hour." via @Skilling Music: Sufjan Stevens - To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament

Note: you can watch it in HD at Vimeo.

Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time! from Craig Shimala on Vimeo.

After the jump: more video from the same storm.

More from after the storm. The sequel to the Triple Lightning Strike from Craig Shimala on Vimeo.

(Via Daring Fireball.)