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10 years after Xanadu’s birth, questions remain


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
The Record

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.

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