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One in a Lifetime Shot!! Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!

5y ago



On June 23rd, 2010 a line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago in the early evening hours. I stayed late at the office that night to work on some things and to avoid the rush hour chaos that was going on. Once I returned home I wasn't really paying attention to what was happening outside until my sisters boyfriend asked me if I was watching the lightning. I took a quick look out my window and saw some quick hits of lightning and ran back to my room to grab my camera and tripod. I was standing out there randomly hitting the record button and hoping I would catch some of the strikes. About 15 minutes in nothing was happening during my current recording so I reached to stop it and start a new one. At the moment I touched the camera three of the tallest buildings in Chicago were struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the John Hancock Building(4th tallest). If you listen closely, you can hear me lightly say "yes!" after the triple strike happens. You can view the original posting of this over on my Vimeo account as well: Music: Sufjan Stevens - To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament Directed filmed and edited by: Craig Shimala "Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!" © 2010 Craig Shimala: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No use permitted without written consent from artist.