Larry Silverstein: I decided to rebuild World Trade Center just 2 days post-9/11 #wtc #september11 #terrorism #nyc

Originally Published on September 1, 2021

Source: The Times of Israel

Speaking to Israeli TV, American businessman describes how he bought Twin Towers 7 weeks before the 2001 terror attacks, and how a dermatologist appointment saved his life that day

Lucky Larry

Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, American businessman Larry Silverstein recounted to an Israeli television network how he had purchased the Twin Towers in New York just seven weeks before they came down, how he himself survived by a “miracle,” and how he announced his intention to rebuild the World Trade Center just two days later.

Silverstein, 90, told Channel 13 news in an interview aired Tuesday that he had decided to purchase the World Trade Center buildings in Lower Manhattan in July 2001 because “I saw it as a vast opportunity, and that’s why we paid 3.2 billion dollars to acquire it.”

The buildings, which Silverstein leased for 99 years, collapsed just seven weeks later when Islamist terrorists crashed planes into each of the Twin Towers, killing 2,606 people.

“The day was a terrible day for the world,” Silverstein said. “Miraculously, I’m alive. I’m here, which is a miracle.”

In the weeks after the purchase, Silverstein would regularly meet some of the World Trade Center tenants at a restaurant on one of the upper floors, he said.

“So that morning, I was dressing to get downtown to meet with one of the tenants, and my wife said: ‘You can’t go.’ And I said: ‘Why? I have an appointment downtown.’ She said: ‘Because I made an appointment for you with a dermatologist, and that’s something you canceled last month and you cannot cancel again.’

“When you’re married for 45 years to the same woman and she gets upset, you can’t let that happen,” Silverstein said.

That appointment ended up saving his life.

Silverstein said he had made up his mind to rebuild almost immediately after the attack.

He said he told his wife: “Sweetheart, I think we’re gonna have to rebuild this, and the sooner we get on with it, the better.”

“I remember the governor, [then-New York] Governor [George] Pataki, calling me, I think two days after 9/11, asking me what I think we oughta do, should we rebuild,” Silverstein recounted. “And I said, Governor, I think we must. I really think it’s absolutely obligatory. We’ve gotta put this back as quickly as we possibly can.

“It was, I think, two weeks after 9/11 that our first design meeting was [held],” he added. “I brought everyone back for the redesign of this building, Seven World Trade Center, because this was the last building to come down on 9/11, and we decided it was the first building that was gonna go back up after 9/11.”

Seven World Trade Center was a smaller building that collapsed on the day of the attack, due to the damage caused by the collapse of the two towers.

Silverstein hailed the success of the rebuilt World Trade Center, saying it had helped transform the area back into a bustling business center.

“The quality of what’s here has totally changed, the neighborhood’s changed,” he said. “There are so many families living here right now. All kinds of new apartment houses. A completely different environment here, in Lower Manhattan. And 28 percent of the people who live here work here at the Trade Center or work downtown. That’s the highest work-live ratio in the entire United States.”

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Death, Sickness and Decay: the Real “Fourth Industrial Revolution”

By: Eric

The evidence is on the old fashioned television network programming. Yes the content is infused with degeneracy and clown world globohomo rhetoric – this is nothing new. It is the commercials. The television commercials are evidence of the type of mass-scale societal rot we are in the midst of.

It was a few weeks ago I was on vacation from work. Out of curiosity I took in some of the fine television programs available on ordinary network television. Weird Jerry Springer, court tv type shows; this type of shit. The content was expectedly awful. But the commercials?

Every single commercial, one after another, was:

  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Workers comp claim lawyers
  • Divorce lawyers
  • Medical negligence lawyers
  • Class action lawsuits (call to see if you have a prize waiting)
  • Structured settlement “get cash now” deals
  • Emergency cash now (payday loans)
  • Tax liability mitigation companies
  • Consumer debt consolidation companies
  • Car repair insurance (featuring Ice-T)
  • Medicare supplemental benefits companies
  • Car insurance
  • Home insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Blood pressure medication
  • Cholesterol medication
  • Diabetes medication
  • Diabetes blood sugar measuring kits
  • Bulging eye medication
  • Opiate induced constipation medication
  • Alzheimer’s medication
  • Bipolar medication
  • Anxiety medication
  • Depression medication
  • HIV levels mitigation medication
  • Other disturbing HIV -related medication (PreP the meme)
  • Skin condition medication

The commercials are all too similar. The attorney commercials are like 90% small hat guys vowing to fight for you, the insurance commercials have reptiles and ducks and like a flamingo type animal, the medication commercials – the medication are all the same type of thing…its a boomer, staring off into space, tiresome look on their face, whilst the narrator reads aloud the symptoms of tripolar disorder. Then a consultation with a doctor (though most commercials state “paid actor portrayal”). Then, I guess, it’s a few weeks later and the meds are kicking in, the boomer locks hands with their spouse, they are walking on the beach, the scene is in slow motion, then they stop for ice cream, or maybe are at a carnival, or maybe they are at a sports event – that’s when the narrator reads off the potential side effects.

Doom. Every commercial, the lyrics may be different, but the music is quite the same.

Look at the nature of these commercials. Plainly put, there is no real good reason for celebration when one has to:

Call an attorney

File an insurance claim

Take a medication

Death, sickness and decay – because health, wellness, strength, valor, wholesomeness and transcendence are too white.