Nightly News   |  June 04, 2013

Lightning strikes World Trade Center

A ‘striking’ picture indeed – this shot of a lightning bolt hitting the World Trade Center was snapped by a visitor from Alaska, Nick Carwile. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> well, at least we now know the lightning rod works and the building can take a punch, that is the new world trade center back there in the center of the picture. this was this past sunday night when the weather system that tore up the midwest on friday roared through this area. visitor from alaska staying at his aunt's apartment snapped the photo out the window at the very moment mother nature unloaded on lower manhattan .