Lighting Strikes Much More than Twice at This Skyscraper

Lightning strikes the Empire State Building an average of 23 times each year.

At the peak of the Empire State Building in New York City is a lightning rod that towers 1,454 feet above the ground. It certainly gets a workout. On average, lightning strikes the building 23 times each year. That’s once every 16 days.

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