Boston Business Journal
It has taken 15 years, three owners, two names and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of taxpayer incentives, but a giant mall built on a former swamp in the Meadowlands — and less than 10 miles away from the shopping haven of Manhattan — is finally opening Friday.
The $5 billion development, formerly known as Xanadu and now called American Dream, will eventually feature roughly 3 million square feet of stores, waterslides, a caviar bar and an indoor ski slope that promises man-made snow even in the height of a New Jersey summer. . . . more