1 This window at our historic Starrett Lehigh Building faces south towards Chelsea Piers, the Freedom Tower, and Jersey City, New Jersey in the distance. Retail marketing manager, Kristina DeGeorge, took this photo just before 4pm ET as the violent weather rolled in.
2 The storm traveled west to east. Associate art director, Catherine Lee, captured this view of the menacing sky just seconds later.
3 It was a very fast moving storm - the sky was quite angry, ominous and gray! This photo was taken by deputy design director, Hosanna Houser.
4 This photo by retail marketing manager, Sean Battoni, shows more of the Hudson River. The Hudson is a 315-mile river that originates in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, flows through the Hudson Valley, and then drains into the Atlantic Ocean, between New York City and Jersey City.
5 Senior designer, Akira Yoshimura, submitted this image. It was taken a minute after 4pm ET - the clouds moved so quickly.
6 Associate designer, Claire Basile, took this snapshot as the view of the New Jersey skyline disappeared. This storm brought high winds and torrential rains. There was no great damage in our immediate area, but other parts of the tri-state were not as lucky.
7 Our associate project manager, Ellie Lee, took this photo. As the storm cell pushed to the east, it brought about four-inches of rain per-hour, and in some places, hail about a half-inch in diameter.
8 This photo from PR director, Jana Branson, shows New York City's West Side Highway at the start of "rush hour". This road runs from West 72nd Street along the Hudson River to the southern tip of Manhattan.
9 Ellie Lee shows another photo. The area was so dark, it was even difficult to see the beautiful Hudson River Park, which is just blocks from our landmark Starrett Lehigh office.
10 The city was under a cloud of darkness - a funnel cloud can be seen forming in this photo from art director, Demi Ngai.
11 As the rain pelted the city streets, people watched from every window. This photo was taken by senior product designer, Joo Young Lim.
12 The rain was fast and furious, and visibility was very poor - the nets at Chelsea Piers are hardly visible. This view is from Jana Branson.
13 The rain lashed at the windows pretty strongly. Winds were reported as high as 60-miles per hour. Cathryn Dela Rosa from our product design group took this picture.
14 Thankfully, we didn't lose any power during this storm. In this photo, Cathryn Dela Rosa captures one of Manhattan's iconic water towers, which can be found on city buildings with more than six-floors. Strong pumps push water to these rooftop tanks where the water is stored until needed.
15 By 4:10pm ET, it was difficult to see much of anything. This photo was taken by designer, Tiffany Smalley.
16 Tiffany tried to get another photo of the Hudson River Park. By this time, a hint of light could be seen through the clouds - the storm was passing.
17 Just as suddenly as the rains came, the sky cleared. By 4:20pm ET, the sun peaked through the clouds, lighting up the sky with a hint of blue. Associate publicist, Alexa Stark, captured this through the window panes.
18 The light across the city sky was spectacular. The storm was moving through - what a beautiful transition in this photo taken by Hosanna Houser.
19 This is a view looking north taken by Cathryn Dela Rosa - the aftermath of a storm is also exciting.
20 The stillness of the sky was gorgeous.