Skyscrapers are buildings that are at least 100 to 150 meters high. This makes them more exposed to lightning strikes, since during a thunderstorm, lightning strikes strike at points that stand out from the rest. But what happens if lightning strikes a skyscraper?

Most often, just as when lightning strikes an airplane, nothing happens at all. The skyscraper acts like a Faraday cage: a metal enclosure that conducts electricity around the outside, protecting people and everything inside the building.

These huge buildings have a large antenna at the top that attracts lightning without suffering any damage.

In this way, they are protected and pose no danger to people, but allow photographers and amateurs to immortalize this imposing phenomenon around the world.