“A perfect example of this new and often strange world comes with the sale of the largest stake in the firm that quarries the Carrara marble in Italy that was used for the Pantheon in Rome, the Duomo in Siena, Marble Arch in London and the Peace Monument that stands in the grounds of the Capitol in Washington, DC. The principal shareholder is the bin Laden family – which in turn means that the marble that was used in the Freedom Tower in New York City comes from quarries now owned by the family of the man who masterminded the destruction of the Twin Towers that previously stood on the same site.”
Frankopan, Peter. The New Silk Roads Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition.