That's more than I got out of the ESDC, which referred me to the developer. Witt also tried, but FCR "refused comment on the matter."
Given that the bridge was supposed to be closed for two years, while its actual reconstruction would take seven months, it's still possible to meet that timetable, despite Forest City Ratner's indefinite suspension of work at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Vanderbilt Yard.
But "no changes in the schedule at this time" and FCR's unwillingness to comment to a notably sympathetic reporter don't exactly inspire confidence about transparency.
Is litigation the cause?
ESDC spokesman Warner Johnston tells Witt, "Forest City Ratner reports that they have carried the project as far as they can until the outstanding litigation is resolved."
If that were really true, wouldn't the word "complete" have been used in the ESDC's most recent Construction Update regarding the "Long Island Rail Road/Vanderbilt Yard Work"?
And wouldn't Forest City have met one of the three deadlines to open a temporary yard?