Friday, May 18, 2007

Empire Strike



The Empire Strike Building

There was no damage to the 1,454ft Empire State Building.

The lightning rod at its very top absorbs such strikes around 100 times a year.

This photo is too cool. I wish I had taken it.

24 comments:

birdwoman said...

I could swear I heard someone saying "Give My Creature Life!!"

And then Hilary left the building
:)
(*)>

Kathy said...

That's real funny birdwoman.

Awesome pic cube , I agree!

cube said...

bw: lol!

nanc said...

sure glad king kong escaped that one!

The Phoenix said...

Wow. That pic would make a great wallpaper.

Jen said...

Ooh, that is a cool photo! I agree with Bird Woman, it looks like it belongs in some sort of scary movie...

cube said...

nanc: I hate to tell you this, but King Kong has been dead a very long time... ;-)

phoenix: Yes, it would. It's an awesome photo.

jen: Yes, I belive it would be called, "The Bride of Bill Clinton"
...Yikes, I'm scared already.

Jenn of the Jungle said...

I love that shot is's so powerful.

Brooke said...

I wonder if the folks in the building can tell when that happens.

cube said...

brooke: Every time I went up the Empire State building, it was always a nice day. I never pressed it, but I think the lightning rod at the top keeps the folks in the building safe.

Jamie Dawn said...

That's an awesome photo.
It would be cool to see one of those strikes.

Great post title!

Minka said...

that is a cool picture, to be sure.
Maybe anotehr Frankenstein was created that night.

Minka said...

so today´s cat was struck by lightning?

cube said...

minka: birdwoman joked that it was Hillary Clinton who was created in that lightning stike.

As far as the Mirror Universe cat, we really don't know what causes the slippage into that parallel mirror world. It's just part of Star Trek lore.

Always On Watch Two said...

100 times a year? Good thing that lightning rod is there!

Caz said...

Magnificent pic.

Anonymous said...

KING KONG IS DEAD?!?!?

back to my grateful dead tapes...

nanc said...

this is shocking news, cube!

cube said...

nanc: I hate to break it to you, but Jerry Garcia is dead too.

WomanHonorThyself said...

I love the different color lights they display..ah!

nanc said...

yes, i know, and it may have been my fault.

cube said...

nanc: lol! Why I oughta pound you... ;-)

BeckEye said...

My family was in town this weekend and we were actually on the observation deck on Saturday!! It was only drizzling when we were there though.

Marti said...

That is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!

Sorry for not visiting much, been taking care of mom-in-law.

Hope you have a wonderful day!