Larry Silverstein Larry A. Silverstein (born 1932 in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York) is a real estate investor and operator and the head of Silverstein Properties, a real estate development group. Silverstein is also a member of New York University's Board of Trustees.
Silverstein is the leaseholder of the World Trade Center towers that were destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.
2 Other prominent buildings
3 World Trade Center lease
3.1 7 World Trade Center
3.2 World Trade Center
4 September 11, 2001 attacks
4.1 Dispute with Insurers
4.2 Negotiations to rebuild at the World Trade Center site
4.3 9/11 conspiracy theories
6 External links
Larry Silverstein who is of Jewish origins, graduated from New York University in 1952, and married in 1956. He also attended classes at Brooklyn Law School. He and his wife, Klara, have three children: Lisa, Roger and Sharon.
Silverstein became involved in real estate, together with his late father, Harry G. Silverstein, and then friend and brother-in-law, the late Bernard Mendik, buying buildings in Manhattan. In 1957, they established Silverstein Properties, as Harry G. Silverstein & Sons, and bought their first building. Mendik and Silverstein continued the business after Harry's death in 1966. In 1977, Mendik divorced Annette Mendik Silverstein, with the business partnership also splitting up at that time. Mendik also cited disagreements over real estate strategies, with Mendik wanting to buy buildings while Silverstein wanted to build.