From the New Jersey Turnpike, it may look like a giant pile of shipping containers, but the Meadowlands is actually one of the largest malls in the world.  Originally called Xanadu and set to open in 2007, the project has been beset by construction delays and financial problems.  It is currently slated to open in mid-2011.

The Meadowlands would be more at home in Dubai than north Jersey.  It’s set to be the third largest mall in the world upon completion, with an indoor ski slope (America’s first), IMAX Theater, Legoland, plus all the usual trappings of a shopping mall.  The site is accessible from the new Meadowlands Rail Line.


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