PHILANTHROPY AND REBUILDING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WITH LARRY SILVERSTEIN, CHAIRMAN OF SILVERSTEIN PROPERTIES
Larry A. Silverstein is the Chairman of Silverstein Properties, Inc., a Manhattan-based real estate
development and investment firm that has developed, owned and managed 40 million square feet of
office, residential, hotel and retail space. The firm currently has $10 billion worth of development
activity underway and has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in New York City” by
Crain’s New York Business for eight years in a row.
In July 2001, Mr. Silverstein completed the largest real estate transaction in New York history when he
signed a 99-year lease on the 10.6 million square feet World Trade Center for $3.25 billion, only to see it
destroyed in terrorist attacks six weeks later on September 11, 2001. He has spent the last 22 years
rebuilding the office component of the World Trade Center site, a $30 billion project that will consume
the balance of his working life.
In May 2006, Silverstein Properties opened 7 World Trade Center, the first office tower to be rebuilt at
the site, and the first LEED-certified office building in New York City. The 52-story, 1.7 million square
foot office tower is fully leased to an eclectic group of tenants. In November 2013, the company opened
4 World Trade Center, a 72-story 2.3 million square foot building designed by Fumihiko Maki. In June
2018, the company opened 3 World Trade Center, an 80-story, 2.5 million square foot building designed
by Richard Rogers. The company is developing one other office tower on the WTC site – 2 World Trade
Center, and one residential building – 5 World Trade Center.
Silverstein Properties recently completed and opened a Four Seasons hotel and private residences
designed by Robert A. M. Stern in Lower Manhattan which, at 82-stories, is one of the tallest residential
towers in New York. The company also completed and opened the largest Four Seasons resort in the
world at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Mr. Silverstein owns and manages many successful and high-profile commercial and residential
properties in New York City, including 120 Broadway, 120 Wall Street, 529 Fifth Avenue and 1177 Avenue of the Americas. Mr. Silverstein completed and opened Silver Towers, two 60-story residential towers at 600 West 42 nd Street, the companion to 1River Place, a 40-story, 921-unit tower which opened in 2000. The square block development houses over 2,200 families.
Mr. Silverstein is a member of the New York Bar and a Governor of the Real Estate Board of New York,
having served as its Chairman. He has served as Chairman of the Realty Foundation of New York.
A 1952 graduate of New York University, Mr. Silverstein served as Vice Chairman of the NYU Board of
Trustees, where he continues to serve as member of the Board of Trustees of the New York University
Langone Medical Center. He is the Founder and Chairman emeritus of the advisory board of the NYU
Real Estate Institute. As a Professor of Real Estate, his “Silverstein Workshop” became one of the most
attended and informative educational sources for learning real estate development and investment
Mr. Silverstein donates his time and resources to support many philanthropic endeavors. He has served
as Chairman of the Board of UJA-Federation. He is a founding trustee of the Museum of Jewish Heritage
in New York and has served as treasurer of National Jewish Health in Denver.
Mr. Silverstein contributes his time and resources to organizations that are dedicated to higher education
and medical research, meeting humanitarian needs and supporting the arts. Mr. Silverstein currently
serves as a board member of the New York Philharmonic. He is a classical music enthusiast, a passionate yachtsman and a dedicated New Yorker. Larry and Klara Silverstein have been married for 67 years and have three children and one son-in-law, three of whom are executives at Silverstein Properties, and they also have eight grandchildren.
4:00 PM EDT
IN-PERSON IN NYC - Open to Professional & Young Leadership Members
Join us for an intimate in-person private tour of the World Trade Center and roundtable with Larry Silverstein. This session will be an opportunity to connect with a select, intimate group of young Jewish professionals, as we convene on April 16. Bring your questions to connect with Larry, grow your network, and make new connections.
Please note that the tour of the World Trade Center will promptly begin at 4:00 pm and will be followed by a roundtable at 5:00 pm with Larry.
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