Since the government built the Twin Towers, the taxpayers owned them. The government, under George W. Bush decided to lease the towers for 99 years. They were leased to Larry Silverstein on July 24, 2001 and he became landlord. Silverstein immediately began to replace the security personnel, and placed insurance policies on the towers to cover for acts of terrorism.
The President’s younger brother, Marvin P. Bush was the director of Securacom, and Wirt D. Walker III, a cousin of the Bush brothers was CEO of Securacom. The Securacom company provided electronic security for the World Trade Center and Washington’s Dulles Airport. Securacom installed an 8.3 million dollar security system in the World Trade Center.