Beijing Vantone Real Estate Co. got that Dear John letter earlier this month from 7 World Trade developer Larry Silverstein, but the Chinese firm, which had been expecting to rent the top five floors of 7 WTC (working title: China Center), aren't ready to call it quits, according to a story on The Real Deal this morning. They say Larry was too quick to call things off, and they're confident that if they sit down and have a talk he'll see the error of his ways and take them back. Vantone's still ordering up that bank financing Larry wanted, whether or not Silverstein is answering their calls. We're expecting a multinational made-for-TV movie when this is all said and done.
· Chinese firm still wants in at 7 World Trade [TRD]
· Night Light at 7 World Trade [Curbed]