New York – Plans of the downed towers of the World Trade Center are for sale at an old book fair in New York, after a Colorado man rescued them from the trash.
The collection, which includes more than 500 plans, is the largest of the Twin Towers that has gone on sale, according to the James Cummins Bookseller team, based in New York. Cummins did not reveal the dollar price, but said it is six digits.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum center said it doesn’t have all the World Trade Center plans. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has said that it is not sure of having them complete. Many documents were lost in the attacks of September 11, 2001.RELATED
Plans for sale left New York initially in the 1970s, when architect Joseph Solomon took them to Denver as a reminder of his career, the Wall Street Journal reported.
His daughter, Amy Lee Solomon, threw the plans in May 2018 when he cleaned his father’s belongings after his death in November 2017, without realizing its value.
Jake Haas, a resident of the Denver area, found what he thought were old maps in the trash and picked them up.
After seeing the references “Tower A” and “Tower B”, Haas realized what the documents were and sold them to Angelo Arguello, which has three pawn shops in the Denver area.
Arguello contacted Cummins, which manages the consignment sale, to ensure that the plans received the necessary exposure.
Amy Lee Solomon said she is grateful that her father’s contribution to a New York landmark will be recognized. “It was the quintessential project of his life,” he said.
The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair is held until Sunday at Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan.