In the New York metropolitan area, the word Xanadu has taken on a different meaning than the idyllic, beautiful place envisioned by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the poem “Kubla Khan.” The 2.3 million-square-foot mixed-use project in the New Jersey Meadowlands has suffered from cost overruns, construction delays, work stoppages and disputes with state and local officials and the New Jersey Sports Authority.
It’s no wonder Steve Ross, chairman of the Related Cos., changed the name to the more straightforward Meadowlands when he became involved in the project this month.
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