From the Record:
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.