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Old 03-26-2011, 01:16 PM
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NUTLEY, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie wants a longtime New Jersey eyesore to get a makeover.

Calling it the ugliest building in New Jersey, and possibly America, Christie said Thursday that any deal to finish developing a troubled multibillion-dollar retail and entertainment complex at the Meadowlands will have to include a new exterior.

Gov. promises facelift to NJ's 'ugliest' building - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110324/ap_on_re_us/us_christie_xanadu;_ylt=AkGLSQpL9wgYbHkPc8kK_bdbIw gF;_ylu=X3oDMTJmaGg3aThpBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTEwMzI0L3 VzX2NocmlzdGllX3hhbmFkdQRwb3MDNgRzZWMDeW5fbW9zdF9w b3B1bGFyBHNsawNnb3Zwcm9taXNlc2Y- - broken link)
Wow! More than three quarters of a billion dollars!? I wonder which pension fund they'll "borrow from" this time.

Thanks for the heads-up on this. I didn't see it in any news articles until I happened upon your post.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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honestly, I'd rather them just demolish that piece of crap.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Montclair, NJ
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honestly, i'd rather them just demolish that piece of crap.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i dont see why this is an issue for a politician.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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honestly, I'd rather them just demolish that piece of crap.
Mother Nature already started , this was a bad idea form the start and idk how it got approved. They should have built it in an area where the Road and Railway network could handle the influx of traffic.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Jungle City aka Jersey City
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Glad to see this getting a face lift but i still won't shop there. Unless they really do provide everything in the Xanadu i wont try it much. NJ has to many malls and considering the proximity to JC and Newark, Malls shouldn't be around here( including Newport Mall). I find them to be a problem, convenient yes, but a problem overall.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:35 PM
 
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Mother Nature already started , this was a bad idea form the start and idk how it got approved. They should have built it in an area where the Road and Railway network could handle the influx of traffic.

Personally, I think we have enough malls already in this state, and it would be a better use of jobs to rebuild our industrial base than this ugly temple to consumerism. Plus, it takes up wetlands.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Ocean County, NJ
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Mother Nature already started , this was a bad idea form the start and idk how it got approved. They should have built it in an area where the Road and Railway network could handle the influx of traffic.
Yeah, the particular spot seems equally inconvenient for, well, everyone. You have to make a conscious effort to plan a trip there, rather than just stop in on the fly.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Personally, I think we have enough malls already in this state, and it would be a better use of jobs to rebuild our industrial base than this ugly temple to consumerism. Plus, it takes up wetlands.
would hate to take up valuable wetland space for stuff that people may actually care about.

i dont really see how this location would do well as a mall. who would go there? they would need to charge admission to keep out the unsavories.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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I was looking forward to Legoland.
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