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Old 03-25-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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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)
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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I would assume that whoever takes over Xanadu would give it a facelift and a name change. There is way too much negativity associated with it in its current state
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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At last, a solution to NJ's most pressing problem.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Ocean County, NJ
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Well, we already bought a casino. Why not this place, too?
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Well, we already bought a casino. Why not this place, too?
It seems like the state is only broke when Christie wants it to be.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Well, we already bought a casino. Why not this place, too?
LOL , sigh i rather have them repaint the Dock Bridges which they have promised since the 80s. Thats a real eyesore....
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:45 PM
 
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Someone needs to put Christie on the train and have him take a look at the industrial wasteland between Harrison and J.C. Makes Xanadu look like the Parthenon.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Someone needs to put Christie on the train and have him take a look at the industrial wasteland between Harrison and J.C. Makes Xanadu look like the Parthenon.
Thats the Main Railyard for the state and there are over 50,000 jobs there in Factories. The Harrison Industrial buildings will be replaced with Luxury Housing and office space by the end of the decade. The Riverfront will be transformed....the Jersey City side is being transformed the same way....both are going slowly though. But the state should fast track tearing the buildings down....it would make a huge difference.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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Thats the Main Railyard for the state and there are over 50,000 jobs there in Factories. The Harrison Industrial buildings will be replaced with Luxury Housing and office space by the end of the decade. The Riverfront will be transformed....the Jersey City side is being transformed the same way....both are going slowly though. But the state should fast track tearing the buildings down....it would make a huge difference.
You're saying those buildings are in use? They look abandoned to me. Actually they look like no one has been there since WWII or thereabouts, except maybe people dumping bodies.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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You're saying those buildings are in use? They look abandoned to me. Actually they look like no one has been there since WWII or thereabouts, except maybe people dumping bodies.
Yea most are in use , they store stuff in them....
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