Larry’s Alter Ego

One is tall, while the other is, well, sort of on the short side. One’s all business, while the other has a government background. One has got a reputation for bluntness, while the other is diplomatic–or at least up to a point. Here’s Janno Lieber, Larry Silverstein’s public persona, as quoted in a Real Deal profile this month:

“We’re dealing with people from the Port Authority who’ve never designed an office building,” he said. “They take some words they don’t understand and write them in a legal document. We have to explain to them that what they’ve written down would take 18 months to complete, not four.”

Matthew Schuerman