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Radio towers demolished for American Dream project

4-10-14

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The demolition of three 500-foot-tall cellular radio towers will help clear the way for the long-delayed American Dream project at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

The tower site will become the location of a 639,000-square-foort indoor water and amusement park.

Project spokesman Alan Marcus tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1sFeG64 ) newspaper the demolition took place late at night last Tuesday.

The immense, pastel-hued structure known as Xanadu, that Gov. Chris Christie once called “the ugliest damn building in New Jersey,” has sat unfinished between MetLife Stadium and the New Jersey Turnpike for years.

Developer Triple Five, whose properties include the Mall of America in Minnesota, took over at the end of 2010.

Triple Five anticipates spending nearly $2 billion to complete the project on top of the $2 billion already spent.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com