WTC lease contract

World Trade Center lease transaction: Vornado Realty Trust vs. Silverstein Properties

You may have heard about the lease transaction of the WTC 1 and 2 to Silverstein properties back in spring 2001.
But what most of us are not aware of, is that there was a bid-request by the port authority, originally won by Vornado Realty Trust.
Enough suspicion, though, to ask Vornado about a comment. See below.

First, he is the brief history about the bids and the negotations with Vornado and Silverstein: