Chicago was hit with tornado warnings on June 23, which put some area hospitals and other places in lockdown. According to Trump officials, there weren’t any blackouts or disruptions in the building. The building's spire is grounded so that if it does get struck the energy is safely discharged into the earth.
The three outdoor terraces of the building have smaller lightning rods fixed every 4 feet along each of the terrace railings that do the same thing. The building was designed anticipating such events like lightning strikes given the height and massive size of the building and spire, officials said.
Tornado warnings are hella scary, but this photo shows a beautiful side to the storm. We’re thinking the Trump Chicago should plaster it all over its marketing materials.
[Photo: Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune]