“But it looks like hell right now.”

From the Record:

Xanadu in ugly predicament

The architects of Xanadu’s controversial exterior have been summoned to meet with Meadowlands Sports Complex officials next week to explain how the shopping and entertainment center will evolve into “an acceptable finished product.”

Xanadu President Laurence Siegel has agreed to have the architects appear before the board on March 27, according to a letter sent to Siegel on Monday by Carl Goldberg, board chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

“As you are keenly aware, the sports authority board has widespread concern with the current appearance of the project,” Goldberg said of the light blue, yellow, orange and green design that is part of the daily vista for many New Jersey Turnpike commuters. “It is imperative the board be able to hear and evaluate the testimony of your architect, along with an opportunity for questioning.”

Comments by public officials about the multicolored layout have been almost unanimously negative. Among the critics are East Rutherford Mayor James Cassella, state Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, and board members such as Joseph Forgione and Ray Bateman.

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5 Responses to “But it looks like hell right now.”

  1. tony says:

    I thought those multi-colored panels were some underlayer and I had no idea that was the FINAL product. Looks like insulation panels. No wonder they are concerned.

  2. Sapiens says:

    LOL, New Jersey… hahaha

  3. jmacdaddio says:

    Did anyone actually want this complex to be built? Does a swamp need to be “revitalized” with even more retail? We’ll be paying for this albatross for the next 200 years.

  4. grim says:

    The stacks of containers at Port Newark look eerily similar to the cladding of Xanadu.

    Compare pictures of Port Newark and Xanadu, it’s good for a laugh.

  5. Richie says:

    Sometimes I wish I was colorblind when I drive by that monstrosity.

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