Despite the harrowing photos and video, a spokesperson for the skyscraper told Sky News that there was no damage to the building+ READ ARTICLE
Londoners are buzzing about video and Twitter photos that appear to show a bolt of lightning flashing over The Shard, which bills itself as the tallest building in Western Europe at 1,016-feet.
The Telegraph highlights this dramatic view, posted to Twitter by a lifeboat crew based on the city’s River Thames:
Tower RNLI (@TowerRNLI) May 22, 2014
And here’s another angle, flagged by the The Evening Standard:
To put that thunder storm into context: The Shard got hit by lightning http://t.co/AIHKzNjPc2—
Andy Williams (@andyonpaper) May 22, 2014
Sky News reports: “A spokesman for The Shard said he was not aware of a strike as there was no damage.”