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Lightning strikes top of One World Trade Center

Friday's thunderstorm in the city created a rare photo opp as lightning struck the tip of One World Trade Center.

Friday's thunderstorm in the city created a rare photo opp as lightning struck the tip of One World Trade Center.

The Port Authority tweeted the incredible image of the bolt touching down on the still-under-construction building.

According to the Port Authority's tweet, it happened during Friday's thunderstorm.

One World Trade Center is slated to open in late 2013. In April, he reclaimed the title of NYC's tallest skyscraper as it surpassed the Empire State Building in height. It is expected to be 1,776 feet high upon completion, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

 
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