Like any good criminal investigation, the story begins with the obvious questions; who had the means, the opportunity, and the motive? Our inquiry starts at the scene of the crime. The World Trade Center towers at once give us our first important clues as to the identification of some of the principle characters who must figure so prominently in this event. The twin towers were nicknamed "David" and "Nelson" Rockefeller, because they were financed initially by the Rockefeller family. The WTC towers were losing money. Many tenants had already moved out, knowing that these aging buildings were laced with asbestos which required them to be upgraded at a potential cost of billions. Six weeks before they came down, the towers were purchased by Larry Silverstein, who put up $14 million of his own money, along with the Blackstone Group's $111 million, headed by Pete Peterson, in order to secure the purchase of the lease from Lewis Eisenberg, then chairman of the Port Authority of New Jersey. Although most people might naturally think that the Port Authority is owned by the City of New Jersey, they are in actuality a private front organization owned by David Rockefeller. Along with the purchase came a double indemnity insurance policy, which guaranteed a massive payout should the property suffer as a result of a terrorist attack. The twin towers were an asbestos bombshell. Like many buildings constructed in the 1970s, the buildings contained vast quantities of cancer causing asbestos. The cost of removing this material could easily be equal to the value of the structures themselves. In addition, the Port Authority was prohibited from demolishing the towers because the resulting asbestos dust would cover the entire city, which it did anyway when they collapsed, tragically resulting in a multitude of deaths, cancers, and respiratory illnesses which are directly attributable to the WTC dust. Larry Silverstein however, has to date been awarded almost 5 billion dollars from 9 different insurance companies, and appears to be breathing just fine.