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    When will the project be built?

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    When will the project be built?
    Go Turnpike N and you'll see that HUGE skeleton up.

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    Xanadu is moving along swiftly now and I can't wait to check it out onces its finished. They have been starting to put the exterior up finally.

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    Not saying that wetland is more scenic, but EWWWWWW!!!!

    I am looking at the skeliton as it goes up and can only see the gross consumerism that is what looks to be the proposed indoor skiing ramp.

    Something about that just sickens me....

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    Arrow Secaucus firms gets bid

    Secaucus firm gets Xanadu systems contract

    Friday, September 28, 2007

    SECAUCUS - Developers of the Xanadu entertainment complex have awarded a $3.9 million contract for security and building management systems integration to a Secaucus firm.

    TAC, which specializes in building automation, security systems and energy services, will install the building systems, which will include access control, video surveillance and indoor climate control.

    Meadowlands Xanadu is a 4.8 million-square-foot family entertainment, sports, retail, office and hotel complex in East Rutherford, adjacent to Giants Stadium. The entertainment and retail center is to open late next year.

    In a news release, TAC said it will be responsible for incorporating a complex surveillance system protecting the parking areas, entrances, elevators, escalators, employee and back office areas, and the large public spaces inside the venue. TAC will also install an access control system.

    JOURNAL STAFF

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    FAA objects to Ferris wheel at Xanadu
    Friday, October 19, 2007


    By NICK CLUNN
    STAFF WRITER

    A giant Ferris wheel that would provide a view of the Manhattan skyline from the Xanadu entertainment complex would jeopardize air travel around Teterboro Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration has determined.
    The ruling leaves Xanadu's developer with two choices -- make the 33-story wheel smaller or prove that the proposed height would not interfere with flights in or out of the airport.
    Engineers for developer Colony Capital Acquisitions will work with regulators so the wheel complies with safety standards, even if it means a smaller one, Tim White, a spokesman for the complex, said Thursday. But he said that even with the height of the wheel in question, New Jerseyans should expect to see it spinning when the $2 billion shopping and entertainment complex opens in November 2008.
    The FAA told Colony that it would approve a wheel no taller than 190 feet, but would consider one taller than 286 feet to have a "substantial adverse effect" on air safety around Teterboro, which is about three miles away from Xanadu.
    "We don't have any legal authority to stop a company from building a structure, but the majority of the time, they take our determinations very seriously," Arlene Salac, an FAA spokeswoman, said.
    Regulators also deemed hazardous the prospect of a 289-foot-tall roller coaster on the Xanadu site. Xanadu officials in January 2006 said they had deleted a coaster from their plans, but public documents show that Colony asked the FAA in July to study a plan for one.
    Carl Goldberg, chairman of New Jersey Sports Authority and Exposition, which allowed Xanadu's construction, said Thursday he was not aware of any FAA notices.
    "There is no doubt that if the FAA has concerns about the height of anything at Xanadu, then that has to be looked at and addressed," Goldberg said.
    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the nation's largest advocacy group of its kind, opposes any Xanadu structure that fails to meet FAA standards, said Chris Dancy, an association spokesman.
    Such structures would likely alter how aircraft approach and depart Teterboro, which might lead to a reduction in the amount of traffic. Less traffic at Teterboro would mean more landings and takeoffs at the metropolitan area's major hubs, which are already stressed, Dancy said.
    "There is really not a lot of leeway in reconfiguring departures and arrivals," he said.
    When Xanadu developers proposed a 400-foot wheel in 2004, the association told regulators to consider the amusement's impact on national airspace due to Xanadu's proximity to three of the country's busiest airports.
    Xanadu's developers have billed the wheel as the largest in North America, and have touted it as one of the attractions that help distinguish the complex from a megamall.
    Passengers would board the ride from one of Xanadu's buildings along the New Jersey Turnpike. Once on it, they would ride in one of 27 enclosed gondolas with climate control and enough room to hold about 20 people, giving passengers an outside view without having to step outdoors.
    One time around the wheel would take about 25 minutes. The cost of a ticket has not been announced.
    The FAA's ruling was cheered by Lane Biviano, who can see the Manhattan skyline from his Rutherford condominium, but might lose the view if the wheel is built at 333 feet.
    "They want to pollute the sky with this structural graffiti," he said. "It's another form of air pollution, if you think about it.
    Staff Writer John Brennan contributed to this article. E-mail: clunn@northjersey.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertime83 View Post
    FAA objects to Ferris wheel at Xanadu
    Friday, October 19, 2007


    By NICK CLUNN
    STAFF WRITER

    A giant Ferris wheel that would provide a view of the Manhattan skyline from the Xanadu entertainment complex would jeopardize air travel around Teterboro Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration has determined.
    The ruling leaves Xanadu's developer with two choices -- make the 33-story wheel smaller or prove that the proposed height would not interfere with flights in or out of the airport.
    Engineers for developer Colony Capital Acquisitions will work with regulators so the wheel complies with safety standards, even if it means a smaller one, Tim White, a spokesman for the complex, said Thursday. But he said that even with the height of the wheel in question, New Jerseyans should expect to see it spinning when the $2 billion shopping and entertainment complex opens in November 2008.
    The FAA told Colony that it would approve a wheel no taller than 190 feet, but would consider one taller than 286 feet to have a "substantial adverse effect" on air safety around Teterboro, which is about three miles away from Xanadu.
    "We don't have any legal authority to stop a company from building a structure, but the majority of the time, they take our determinations very seriously," Arlene Salac, an FAA spokeswoman, said.
    Regulators also deemed hazardous the prospect of a 289-foot-tall roller coaster on the Xanadu site. Xanadu officials in January 2006 said they had deleted a coaster from their plans, but public documents show that Colony asked the FAA in July to study a plan for one.
    Carl Goldberg, chairman of New Jersey Sports Authority and Exposition, which allowed Xanadu's construction, said Thursday he was not aware of any FAA notices.
    "There is no doubt that if the FAA has concerns about the height of anything at Xanadu, then that has to be looked at and addressed," Goldberg said.
    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the nation's largest advocacy group of its kind, opposes any Xanadu structure that fails to meet FAA standards, said Chris Dancy, an association spokesman.
    Such structures would likely alter how aircraft approach and depart Teterboro, which might lead to a reduction in the amount of traffic. Less traffic at Teterboro would mean more landings and takeoffs at the metropolitan area's major hubs, which are already stressed, Dancy said.
    "There is really not a lot of leeway in reconfiguring departures and arrivals," he said.
    When Xanadu developers proposed a 400-foot wheel in 2004, the association told regulators to consider the amusement's impact on national airspace due to Xanadu's proximity to three of the country's busiest airports.
    Xanadu's developers have billed the wheel as the largest in North America, and have touted it as one of the attractions that help distinguish the complex from a megamall.
    Passengers would board the ride from one of Xanadu's buildings along the New Jersey Turnpike. Once on it, they would ride in one of 27 enclosed gondolas with climate control and enough room to hold about 20 people, giving passengers an outside view without having to step outdoors.
    One time around the wheel would take about 25 minutes. The cost of a ticket has not been announced.
    The FAA's ruling was cheered by Lane Biviano, who can see the Manhattan skyline from his Rutherford condominium, but might lose the view if the wheel is built at 333 feet.
    "They want to pollute the sky with this structural graffiti," he said. "It's another form of air pollution, if you think about it.
    Staff Writer John Brennan contributed to this article. E-mail: clunn@northjersey.com


    Why don't they set it in the ground so it can still be largest but not have to protrude too much into the sky?

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    Isn't the point of this thing to enable views of Manhattan for out of towners watching a game? I'd think a shorter one is no good.

    Seems like a no-brainer that the airport safety is more important than this Ferris Wheel - just put in another attraction that's shorter and less dependent on Manhattan views (maybe a roller coaster or something)

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    Ahhh. Darn it, Teterboro. It's always Teterboro... That airport always plagues of some kind of problem. Whether a plane crash, a lost former president's son, or something else.... >__< I'm hoping for the ferris wheel. I've been dreaming of one for ages that gives you nice Manhattan views and the changing colors of the wheel is fascinating. In Tokyo, that city has two ferris wheels which are so pretty when passing them on the highway (but the narrator speaker is a bit distracting).

    I hope they do come to a resolution that'll keep the wheel. I don't care if they make it a bit smaller but still sight-see-able. It would be the closest ferris wheel near me and I was happy for that.

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    I do not know how a wheel there would pose that much of a problem.

    I think they are pushing it when they are saying that that will somehow impringe on the takeoff/landing safety envelope.

    As for a roller coaster? This is a MALL, not an amusement park! It is weird and decadent enough that there will be indoor skiing, but a roller coaster? What's next, a water park?

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    the roller coaster was dropped from the final design.

    As for it being a mall... Actually it's state mandated that it's not a mall. That's it's an "entertainment center."

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    It's a mall.

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    I think Teterboro is a waste of space. It just clogs up the airways around the city. To me its the same as people who insist on driving their car (with no business reason) into the city instead of taking public transportation like everyone else. Buy a plane ticket and get over yourself. (ok, my rant is done)...

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