EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's AFL-CIO
chapter plans to hold a rally Saturday aimed at jumpstarting the Meadowlands
Gov. Chris Christie has called it the ugliest building in New Jersey.
Financial problems halted work in 2009 on the original retail and
entertainment complex that was named Xanadu.
Plans were announced last year to build the American Dream complex, which
would eventually be the largest mall in the world.
The project needs final approval from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition
The football Giants and Jets have raised concerns about parking and traffic
problems that the megamall could generate on game days at nearby MetLife
The teams filed a lawsuit. But a judge last week ruled the suit was
The unions say the project would create construction jobs.