How Larry Silverstein hustled to rebuild the World Trade Center

In July 2001, Larry Silverstein posed with a giant set of ceremonial keys to the World Trade Center — an iconic commercial complex that he’d long coveted and which hadn’t seemed within the reach of his small, family-run development firm. Just two months later, he was instead picking up the pieces at a site devastated by the worst terrorist attack in the nation’s history. Silverstein moved quickly on what he saw as his “right and obligation” […]

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