Isn't a court's unanimous rebuke to the state economic development agency meaningful? Doesn't it confirm widespread concern about a lack of accountability by the state and developer Forest City Ratner, which, as the Times periodically (but not always) reminds us, was the newspaper's business partner in building the Times Tower?
An article about it would not represent enterprise journalism, which requires actual digging by reporters. All the Times had to do was to boil down a legal opinion (a day late) and add some quotes.
After all, that article on vintage trains came with two large photos. And the obsession with the red-tailed hawks, however charming, is really made for ongoing online coverage.