The consumate Businessman (criminal) Larry silverstein made a killing(literally) off of 9/11. How convenient that he choose not to be there that day of 9/11.
” Silverstein has said on interviews that he usually spent his mornings in breakfast meetings at Windows on the World on top of the World Trade Center North Tower, and with new tenants in the building. However, the morning of September 11, 2001, his wife insisted that he attend a medical appointment with his dermatologist.”
Beside’s Mr silversteins admissions to “pull” the towers at the time of their destruction. He made not only 100% of his invested money back, but an additional payment for the same incident. And now that it has come tome to “rebuild” the world trade center, he has only contributed 1/4 of the cost.
*A February 2007 estimate put the initial construction cost of One World Trade Center at about US$3 billion, or $1,150 per square foot ($12,380 per square meter). However, by January 2012 the tower’s estimated cost had risen to $3.8 billion, making it the most expensive single building in the world at the time. The tower’s construction was partly funded with approximately $1 billion of insurance money recouped by Silverstein in connection with the September 11 attacks. (wikipedia)
*After the September 11 attacks, the United States Congress approved $8 billion in tax-exempt Liberty Bonds to fund development in the private sector at lower-than-market interest rates. $3.4 billion remained unallocated in March 2006 designated for Lower Manhattan (wikipedia)