Back in 2001 the World Trade Center had an income of nearly $200 million per year. At that time the towers were leased to Larry A. Silverstein for more than $3 billion. Their destruction cost the insurers over $5 billion.
Silverstein and the company’s board members had previously scheduled a meeting specially for the 11th of September 2001. The meeting was about to take place on the 88th floor of the center and the discussion was going to cover the matter of any possible terrorist attack. The irony would have been absolute if the meeting hadn’t been rescheduled. The discussion had to be canceled on the eve of the 10th of September because one of the members was unable to attend it.
The New York Times reported the rescheduled meeting and the estimated costs the day after the attack.