Triple lightning building strikes are rarer than double rainbows, and Craig Shimala, the multimedia director over at Threadless, has captured this heaven-meets-earth phenomenon on camera on two separate occasions. The Chicago inhabitant captured lightning simultaneously striking three of Chicago's tallest buildings on video over four years ago, and in a still from a recent time-lapse he shot on June 30th. East coast cities were taken by storm in last week's thunderous summer showers, but none got quite as lit-up as Chicago, and there's pretty amazing video below to prove it.
The three, towering Windy City buildings getting electrocuted included: Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest), and the John Hancock Building (4th Tallest). The camera equipment used in this epically electric time-lapse included: a Canon 7D with 8mm fisheye lens, 50mm lens, 17-40mm and a GoPro Hero2. The chill-out music used in this Vimeo video is Ocean Death by Baths. Enjoy the video.
Also, if the Chicago lightning video from above hasn't completely obliterated your time-lapse video viewing stamina, here is another really cool time-lapse by Craig. This time, he used a trippy mirror filter to transform the Chicago skyline into a deeply futuristic psychedelic city, of sorts. This weird time-lapse gives a refreshing new meaning to the word "skyline."