77) Larry Silverstein — he and partner Frank Lowy obtained 99-year lease on WTC shortly before 9-11; made several billion dollars on 9-11 insurance fraud; admitted to “pulling” WTC 7; Zionist.

77) Larry Silverstein

77) Larry Silverstein

Larry Silverstein — A Jewish-American businessman from New York who obtained a 99 year lease on the entire world trade center complex on July 24, 2001 despite reports which state that the towers were a worthless investment as they were laden with asbestos, the costs for the remediation there-of being astronomical, yet Larry “felt a compelling urge to own them” (* it would seem that only private ownership would guarantee “Privacy” ). Larry had breakfast in the “Windows on the World” restaurant (107th Floor North Tower) every single morning yet was strangely absent from this routine meeting on the morning of September the 11th as were Larry’s two children, who also worked in the WTC and conveniently decided to take the day off as well.

Larry Silverstein
Profile: Larry Silverstein
9/11 Larry Silverstein – The Real King Of New York
Silverstein Makes a Huge Profit off of the 9/11 Attacks
3.The Ring of Power – Profiting from 9 11 [3 29]


The term “Lucky Larry” is exactly that, as Larry’s wife booked a dermatologist appointment that morning. How Lucky is that?

‘Lucky Larry’ got REAL LUCKY on 9/11
How Larry Silverstein cheated death on 9/11
Where was Larry Silverstein on 9/11? (Charlie Rose interview)
The WTC Leaseholder and His Associates That Cheated Death on 9/11: Was it Coincidence or Foreknowledge?

It would be interesting to see Larry’s health charts as he states that he met with the “dermatologist” quite frequently.


Not only was Larry lucky that morning but Larry’s children Roger and Lisa were “running late” that morning. They both worked inside the WTC with their father.

Here’s the son (Roger Silverstein)

Here’s the Daughter (Lisa Silverstein)
My Letter To Roger Silverstein of Silverstein Properties

Here is a copy of that Email:
Update: Silverstein Family Were All “Running Late” On 9/11
“After a last-minute breakdown in the front-running bid, Mr. Silverstein’s team won by a hair. His son, Roger, and his daughter, Lisa, were working for him in temporary offices on the 88th floor of the W.T.C. north tower. Regular meetings with tenants in the weeks immediately following their July 26, 2001, takeover of the building were held each morning at Windows on the World. But on Sept. 11, Roger and Lisa Silverstein were running late. Meanwhile, Mr. Silverstein’s wife of 46 years had laid down the law: The developer could not cancel an appointment with his dermatologist, even to meet with tenants at his most important property. If the attack had happened just a little later, Mr. Silverstein’s children would likely have been trapped at Windows. As it was, Silverstein Properties lost four employees in the attack, two of whom had just recently been hired.”
“Larry Silverstein, the wealthy property owner and developer who held the lease on the World Trade Center properties, was due to work that morning of September 11, 2001, in the temporary offices of his company, Silverstein Properties, on the 88th floor of the North Tower. But he had a problem; he had a dermatologist appointment that morning, too. According to Silverstein, his wife “laid down the law” and told him he could not miss the doctors appointment. Therefore, Silverstein was not at the World Trade Center when the planes hit. Two of Silverstein’s children, his son, Roger, and daughter, Lisa, would regularly attend meetings with important clients at Windows on the World. That morning, they too were running late and were not at Windows when the planes hit. All three Silverstein’s survived, leading conspiracy theorists to assume that they had advance knowledge of the attacks and deliberately stayed away from the WTC buildings that day. Silverstein did lose four employees in the attack; two of them had just been hired.”


‘I felt a compelling urge to own them’ – Larry Silverstein
Larry Silverstein and the Bernard Mendik-Vornado Realty Connection

“There is no doubt that by the year 2000 Bernard Mendik, former best friend, founding business partner and brother-in-law of Silverstein was now not only a equal major player like Silverstein, but a powerful voice in the property world, in his tenth year as Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York and certainly Silverstein’s toughest competitor.

On February the 15th 2001 Vornado’s bid for the WTC, outbid Silverstein Properties $3.2billion bid by over 50 million dollars. It has been said that at some point between the end of March and mid April 2001 Vornado “suddenly changed their minds” and “suddenly pulled out” There have been various reasons given for this, but there is nothing to verify either version.

On April the 26th 2001 Larry Silverstein put in his final bid for the WTC, only four weeks later Bernard Mendik was dead! On July the 24th 2001 Silverstein’s offer which was 50 million dollars less than Vornado’s was formally accepted and closed.

Bernard Mendik, major shareholder of Vornado Realty died on the 28th May 2001 after being taken “suddenly” ill. Only weeks after Vornado “suddenly pulled out” after the winning bid that beat Silverstein for the WTC. The official verdict was ‘heart attack’ Although heart attack is often un unpredicted health emergency, many of his friends find this hard to believe, as Mendik was as far as they could tell a ”very fit and health conscious man” in fact, Mendik had even played his regular game of tennis the very day of his death. He had also had regular checkups by the best doctors that money could buy. It was later said that the heart attack was the result of “a blood disorder”. He had just turned 72. Whatever the cause of Mendik’s demise one thing is certain, the withdrawal of Vornado’s bid and the death of Mendik left the way clear for ”Lucky Larry” Silverstein, to accomplish his multi million dollar dream.”
Up in smoke

“Six weeks before the terrorist attack in New York, Larry Silverstein leased the Twin Towers for 99 years, paying $3 billion. Their collapse was also the collapse of the deal of his life, and since then, he has been trying to put the pieces back together in the face of fierce public criticism, some of it anti-Semitic. His business dealings in Israel haven’t given him much satisfaction either”


Silverstein Makes a Huge Profit off of the 9/11 Attacks
Ownership, Control, and Insurance of The World Trade Center
WTC leaseholder wins court battle

Tuesday, 7 December, 2004

“A New York jury has decided that the 11 September 2001 attack on the two towers constituted two separate events. The US District Court ruling means Larry Silverstein could now get an extra $1.1bn (£0.56bn) from nine insurers to finance reconstruction. He has been fighting the insurance companies, arguing he was owed $7bn (£3.6bn) – double his $3.5bn policy. The firms had argued at the District Court for the Southern District of New York that the twin strikes on the trade centre were part of a single, continuous, planned attack.”
Developer Sues to Win $12.3 Billion in 9/11 Attack

“Larry A. Silverstein, who has won nearly $4.6 billion in insurance payments to cover his losses and help him rebuild at the World Trade Center site, is seeking $12.3 billion in damages from airlines and airport security companies for the 9/11 attack.”
“In February of 2002 Silverstein Properties won $861 million from Industrial Risk Insurers to rebuild on the site of WTC 7. Silverstein Properties’ estimated investment in WTC 7 was $386 million. This building’s collapse alone resulted in a payout of nearly $500 million, based on the contention that it was an unforeseen accidental event.”
World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein wants own bailout
“Silverstein has less than $1 billion left from the $4.5 billion insurance settlement he got after the 2001 terror attacks, The Journal said.”
WTC Leaseholder Wanted To Demolish Building 7 On 9/11


I have a question….. why didn’t the insurance companies do their own investigation on 9/11 before they paid out $4.68 billion dollars to Larry Silverstein?
Verdict in 9/11 insurance battle

NEW YORK (CNN) — A jury handed some bad news Thursday to the man leasing the World Trade Center site with a verdict that denied him double insurance payments.

Larry Silverstein signed the lease just six weeks before the WTC’s twin towers were brought to the ground by terrorists in the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Silverstein contended that the two jetliners crashing into the twin towers about 15 minutes apart should be considered two separate events, which would allow him to collect the maximum from the insurers for each tower, as much as $7 billion.”
Let Ground Zero Rebuilding Begin: Spitzer Brokers Settlement with 7 Insurers
“The courts eventually determined that the most Silverstein Properties could collect was $4.68 billion.”

“The insurance companies involved in the settlement are Travelers Companies, Inc., Zurich American Insurance Co., Swiss Reinsurance Co., Employers Insurance Company of Wausau, Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Co., Industrial Risk Insurers (now owned by Swiss Reinsurance Co.) and Royal Indemnity Co.”
Swiss Reinsurance Co.
Industrial Risk Insurers (Now owned by Swiss)
Royalty Indemnity Co.
Zurich American Insurance Co.
Travelers Indemnity Co.
Employers Insurance of Wausau
American Insurance Co.
Allianz and Royal
Sun Alliance UK

Insurance links:
Swiss Re wins World Trade Center case

October 19, 2006

“It said the court had confirmed that the destruction of the WTC in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was a single event and not a double one as the leaseholder claimed. The ruling ends a long legal battle. In a statement, the Zurich-based reinsurance giant said that the court upheld the original jury verdict of 2004 in favour of Swiss Re.”

“The leaseholder had claimed it was a double event. The World Trade Center was insured for $3.5 billion.”
Owner Can’t Recover 9/11 Cleanup Costs, Circuit Finds

“The circuit had dealt with In Re September 11 Litigation: Cedar & Washington Associates v. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 10-4197, once before, when it directed Hellerstein to determine if an act-of-war defense applied to the company’s claim under CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. §§9601-9675. Hellerstein last year found the defense applied (NYLJ, Mar. 22, 2013).”
A DAY OF TERROR: THE INSURERS; Reinsurance Companies Wait to Sort Out Cost of Damages

“The World Trade Center was valued at $1.2 billion this spring when the Port Authority, which owns the complex, leased the buildings for 99 years to a consortium led by Larry A. Silverstein for $3.2 billion.

It is unclear what the effect of the collapse of the buildings will have on the consortium’s obligations to the Port Authority. One executive who had reviewed the lease said that the contract included a provision that specifically addresses terrorism, effectively letting the consortium out of the contract. Mr. Silverstein declined to comment yesterday.

At the time Mr. Silverstein leased the Trade Center, it was full and generated operating income of about $200 million a year.

In addition to Mr. Silverstein, other investors included GMAC Commercial Mortgage, a subsidiary of General Motors; Westfield America Inc., a shopping center developer; and Lloyd Goldman, a private investor who once owned the Chrysler Building. Together, Mr. Silverstein and Mr. Goldman invested $125 million in the towers.

Mr. Silverstein’s company had planned a meeting yesterday morning on the 88th floor of one tower to discuss what to do in the event of a terrorist attack. The meeting was canceled Monday night because one participant could not attend.”


Silverstein Will Get Most of His Cash Back In Trade Center Deal

“Even so, Mr. Silverstein will remain in control of rebuilding the 10 million square feet of office space that is planned for the trade center site in the next 10 or 15 years. In the end, according to people who have been briefed on the deal, he will have little of his own money at risk for one of the most important corners of the Manhattan landscape.”
Factbox: Rebuilding at NYC’s World Trade Center

“The 16-acre (6.5 hectare) site is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which is rebuilding the complex with developer Larry Silverstein. The total cost of the project is $14.8 billion.”
“Asking the help of lenders, insurers, the government and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owned the towers, Silverstein said not rebuilding would be a win for terrorism. “I personally commit to the rebuilding of the World Trade Center,” he said.”
“Developers usually find a deal with an anchor tenant before beginning construction. But Mr. Silverstein built the $700 million glass and stainless steel tower largely with insurance money and tax-free Liberty bonds, so he could afford to wait for the right tenant.”


Court Rules Negligence Didn’t Cause World Trade Center 7 To Fall On 9/11 – CBS New York

“The fuel burned for hours in the building after hijacked planes struck the two nearby towers, flinging debris into the smaller skyscraper. Con Edison had maintained that fuel from the diesel tanks heightened the fire’s intensity.

The fire department decided to let Tower 7 burn because it was unable to reach adequate water supplies, there were no people in the building and 343 firefighters had already been killed that day, the appeals court noted.

A Silverstein spokesman told WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman the company is pleased with the ruling, which could protect developers and builders from future lawsuits over terror attacks.”


Developer Sues to Win $12.3 Billion in 9/11 Attack

“Larry A. Silverstein, who has won nearly $4.6 billion in insurance payments to cover his losses and help him rebuild at the World Trade Center site, is seeking $12.3 billion in damages from airlines and airport security companies for the 9/11 attack.”
World Trade Center developer seeks billions in 9/11 damages from airlines
“New York developer Larry Silverstein’s company, World Trade Center Properties, which is still paying on a 99-year lease on the destroyed towers, has already collected more than $4 billion in insurance from the destruction of the iconic site on Sept. 11, 2001. The judge has previously ruled that if Silverstein eventually wins such a trial, the most he could get is an extra $3.5 billion.”

Judge: Airlines must stand trial over 9/11 negligence claims

Developer can’t recover World Trade Center damages from airlines

“(Reuters) – Developer Larry Silverstein cannot recover billions of dollars from airlines over the September 11, 2011, destruction of the World Trade Center in New York because insurers have already compensated his company, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.”
Judge Rules United Not Liable for 9/11 Collapse

“A federal judge in Manhattan ruled Wednesday that United Airlines was not responsible for the collapse of a third World Trade Center building on Sept. 11, 2001.”

“Mr. Silverstein’s lawyers argued that because United was among the airlines that ran Portland’s only security checkpoint, it was legally responsible for the screening of all passengers and had missed a “clear chance” to prevent the hijacking.”
Developer says American Airlines using ‘act of war’ claim to fend off 9/11 negligence suit
Insurance companies for American and United Airlines notified about controlled demolition evidence

“9/11 Truth activist Mark Graham sent a letter to the 12 insurance companies for the airline defendants sued by Larry Silverstein informing them about evidence of controlled demolition of the Twin Towers and Building 7 and offering to put them in touch with building experts who could provide expert testimony.”


Click the link below for more information on the “PULL IT” Qoute.



1) Who did Larry speak to on 9/11 from the NYFD?
2) Was Larry on the phone with his insurance carrier authorizing the CD of B7 (according to Shapiro- FOX News)?
3) Where was Larry Silverstein that day?
4) Where were Larry’s children that day? (they both worked in the WTC)
5) What is the context in which Larry mentioned “pull” in the PBS documentary?
6) Who profited $4.5 Billion from these attacks on his 7 week investment?
7) Why didn’t the insurance companies do their own investigation before paying out Billions?
8) Why was Larry never questioned by the 9/11 Commission on any of these things?


Larry Silverstein

The lease holder on the WTC complex who miraculously survived the 9/11 attacks and went on to profit hugely from an insurance policy he had taken out on the complex 3 months prior which specifically protected against terrorist attacks.

Charges: Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Insurance Fraud

Means: During the 1990s, New York was suffering from the effects of the 1987 stock market crash, which led to high vacancy rates at the World Trade Center. George Pataki became Governor of New York in 1995 on a campaign of cutting costs, including privatizing the World Trade Center. A sale of the property was considered too complex, so it was decided by the Port Authority to open a 99-year lease to competitive bidding.

In January 2001, Silverstein, via Silverstein Properties and Westfield America, made a $3.2 billion bid for the lease to the World Trade Center. Silverstein was outbid by $50 million by Vornado Realty, with Boston Properties and Brookfield Properties also competing for the lease. However, Vornado withdrew and Silverstein’s bid for the lease to the World Trade Center was accepted on July 24, 2001. This was the first time in the building’s 31-year history that the complex had changed management.

The lease agreement applied to One, Two, Four, and Five World Trade Center, and about 425,000 square feet (39,500 m2) of retail space. Silverstein put up $14 million of his own money to secure the deal. The terms of the lease gave Silverstein, as leaseholder, the right and the obligation to rebuild the structures if destroyed.

The following is a detailed discussion on some of the circumstances surrounding Larry Silvertstein and the WTC complex.

Weighing in at $3.2 billion, the acquisition of the 99-year leasehold of the World Trade Center was the largest of the year. “Notwithstanding the emotional difficulty of celebrating anything related to the World Trade Center is the fact that upon completion of its acquisition by Larry Silverstein, it was clearly the deal of the year for the industry, and now more than ever, a deal of [a] lifetime for Silverstein” said Ken Zakin, managing director at Insignia/ESG. [iiRealEstate]

Six months before the 9/11 attacks the World Trade Center was “privatized” by being leased to a private sector developer. The lease was purchased by the Silverstein Group for $3.2 billion. “This is a dream come true,” Larry Silverstein said. “We will be in control of a prized asset, and we will seek to develop its potential, raising it to new heights.”

But the World Trade Towers were not the real estate plum we are led to believe.

Motive: From an economic standpoint, the trade center — subsidized since its inception — has never functioned, nor was it intended to function, unprotected in the rough-and-tumble real estate marketplace. [BusinessWeek]How could Silverstein Group have been ignorant of this?

Also, the towers required some $200 million in renovations and improvements, most of which related to removal and replacement of building materials declared to be health hazards in the years since the towers were built.

It was well-known by the city of New York that the WTC was an asbestos bombshell. For years, the Port Authority treated the building like an aging dinosaur, attempting on several occasions to get permits to demolish the building for liability reasons, but being turned down due the known asbestos problem. Further, it was well-known the only reason the building was still standing until 9/11 was because it was too costly to disassemble the twin towers floor by floor since the Port Authority was prohibited legally from demolishing the buildings. [Arctic Beacon]Other New York developers had been driven into bankruptcy by the costly mandated renovations, and $200 million represented an entire year’s worth of revenues from the World Trade Towers.

The collapse of the twin towers changed the picture.

Opportunity: Under a pending agreement, a developer and his investors will get back most of the down payment that they made to lease the World Trade Center just six weeks before a terrorist attack destroyed the twin towers. Developer Larry Silverstein and investors Lloyd Goldman and Joseph Cayre are nearing a deal that would give them about $98 million of their original investment of $124 million, The New York Times reported Saturday. [MontereyHerald 11/22/2003]

Instead of renovation, Silverstein is rebuilding, funded by the insurance coverage on the property which ‘fortuitously’ covered acts of terrorism. Even better, Silverstein filed TWO insurance claims for the maximum amount of the policy, based on the two, in Silverstein’s view, separate attacks. The total potential payout is $7.1 billion, more than enough to build a fabulous new complex and leave a hefty profit for the Silverstein Group, including Larry Silverstein himself.

As reported in The Washington Post, the insurance company, Swiss Re, has gone to court to argue that the 9/11 disaster was only one attack, not two and that therefore the insurance payout should be limited to $3.55 billion, still enough to rebuild the complex.

A federal jury on Monday ruled that the assault on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center was in fact two occurrences for insurance purposes. The finding in U.S. District Court in Manhattan means leaseholder Larry Silverstein may collect up to $4.6 billion, according to reports. [ 12/06/04]


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