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American Dream Meadowlands (formerly Xanadu) shopping/amusement

The project, approved in 2003 as Xanadu, has gone thru a series of talks and schemes and construction starts and stops in which the stalled mall passed from one developer to another.
It has suffered a series of setbacks including a partial collapse of the indoor ski hill after a Feb. 2011 snow storm and a parking lot which started to sink into the swamp.
Former Acting New Jersey Governor Richard Codey was quoted in the New York Times as calling the structure "yucky-looking".

In July 2013 control was transferred to Triple Five, an Alberta-based developer of some of the largest malls in North America, to finish the project. Triple Five's chairman, Nader Ghermezian, said "Today, we are proud to announce that we will be developing the world's largest and most comprehensive retail, entertainment, amusement, recreation, and tourism project ever built."
Hope was a ground-breaking in August would have the first phase ready to open in time for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, just across the highway, but financing held it up.

In December, 2013 the East Rutherford approved the components of a deal with the Ghermezian Brothers owners of Triple Five.

The State of New Jersey also approved its own package of state tax breaks totaling US$390 million to support the new project., making American Dream one of the few government-supported endeavors Governor Christie hasn't enjoyed saying no to.

Announcing the agreement with NJ Governor Christie in Aug. 2011, he declares. There is to be an astonishing 7.5 million square feet of retail space. Every year, the mall's developers expect 55 million people.
"We will create 30,000 permanent jobs," he says, citing an "economic benefit" of $3.8 billion that will be injected in the area's economy."

There will be the first indoor ski slope in North America: 800 feet long, sixteen stories high, with fresh snow made daily. There will be a skating rink the size of a small lake. And in the water-themed part of the structure, there will be a gigantic room modeled after Hawaii, with a tropical climate, a pool featuring six-foot waves, and possibly some kind of whale or unusual fish, explained to shoppers by sea-life educators.

American Dream Meadowlands Plan

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Source: Asbury Park Press

Oct. 2013 article at says,
American Dream Meadowlands, the proposed New Jersey mall that will end all malls with its fabulous over-the-topness.

American Dream Meadowlands - | Wikipedia
Triple Five at wikipedia
American Dream at - Summary, Plan
Swamp Dreams at NY Magazine

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