A NYT photog, Fisk, just happened to be next door picking up some framed pictures. He jumped into action and was allowed to follow the Kenyan police around all day.
I might as well say it. There is an Australian, Lowy, who owns lots of Westgate Malls in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and some in Asia. His son is in charge of the American Westgate Malls. Lowy and Silverstein were partners when the WTC went down and collected all that insurance.
Lowy or American Westgate has plans drawn up for a beautiful new mall on the WTC site. All I can find about the Kenyan Westgate is that is owned by Israelis which may not be true, and many owned shops in the mall. May be only a rumor but it all started in a coffee shop owned by an Israeli.
Now that I read floors have collapsed, even without that, there will be a huge insurance claim I would wager. I doubt they will leave that one standing. It was a beautiful mall, nicer than a lot of ours.
>>His son is in charge of the American Westgate Malls.<<
That’s interesting. There’s a Westgate Mall in my boring Chicago south suburb of Chicago Ridge. It sure ain’t luxurious. More on the dreary side.