Founder and owner of Silverstein Properties, a New York City-based real estate firm.
On April 26, 2001, Silverstein finalized a bid to lease-purchase the World Trade Center. The bid was accepted on July 24, 2001; just 49 days before the September 11 attacks.
Larry Silverstein - Wikipedia
“Who Wants to Move to Ground Zero?” - New York Magazine (2005)
“Up in Smoke” - Haaretz (2001, Archived)