Xanadu is refereed to by critics as a ‘white elephant”
10 years after Xanadu’s birth, questions remain
Thursday, February 14, 2013 Last updated: Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:50 PM
BY JOHN BRENNAN
Another meeting of the Sports and Exposition Authority board meeting took place Thursday without action being taken on the long-delayed American Dream Meadowlands.
But the entertainment and retail project that sits uncompleted at the Meadowlands Sports Complex nevertheless reached a milestone this week.
Tuesday was the 10th anniversary of the board’s selection of Meadowlands Xanadu — the previous name for American Dream — as its choice of a redevelopment plan for the land surrounding what was then known as Continental Arena.
With the project sitting idle and its unpopular multi-colored exterior remaining unchanged, the project has been the butt of Jersey jokes.