2,977 innocent people died on 9/11. Nothing can express the loss experienced by the families of the victims.
One man, however, made several billion dollars in insurance from the destruction of the World Trade Center. That man is property magnate Larry Silverstein Known as ‘Lucky Larry’,
Many believe he was aware of the terror attacks before they ever happened. The World Trade Center was publicly owned until July 24th, 2001, when Larry Silverstein acquired the leasehold of buildings 1, 2, 4 and 5 – including the Twin Towers. The deal gave Silverstein the World Trade Center for 99 years. The terms of the lease also meant he was entitled and obliged to rebuild the World Trade Center should the buildings be destroyed Silverstein immediately drew up new insurance policies for the World Trade Center, with 23 different insurance companies Most significantly, Silverstein changed the standard policy on the buildings to include a clause covering the occurrence of a terrorist attack. Just such an attack happened on September 11th, 2001 – fewer than two months after Silverstein took out the new insurance policy. Peculiarly, Silverstein should have been in the Twin Towers when the planes hit Silverstein ate at the Windows of the World restaurant on the top floors of the North Tower every morning – except on September 11th Silverstein says he had a doctor’s appointment instead.. In fact, by his own admission, he never left his house.
Furthermore, his two children were also due to have separate work meetings in the Twin Towers but they both were running late and avoided the attacks In addition, while firefighters battled to save the neighbouring Building 7, Silverstein ordered them to ‘pull it’, letting the building collapse.