The Observer's Matthew Schuerman chronicles the celebratory atmosphere at yesterday's signing of the deal that will bring Chinese company Beijing Vantone Real Estate to the top five floors of Larry Silverstein's 7 World Trade Center, and he then proceeds to take a big fat dump on the entire parade:
Reflecting on the fact that to rent out five floors of a single building on the former World Trade Center site had required the approval of a foreign government, interventions and international marketing trips by the Governor and his senior aides, significant incentives from him and Mayor Michael Bloomberg and months of negotiations, seemed uncouth.Uh, congrats, guys!
· Year Of The Dog As China Anchors At 7 World Trade [Observer]
· Just Call It 7 Chinese Trade Center [Curbed]
· Lab Coats Poised to Hit 7 World Trade? [Curbed]