The reimagined mall will have a white and gray exterior, with work scheduled to begin imminently, according to The Record. Preparations for further construction have already begun, with four radio towers removed in April. Dirt will be hauled to the site to compact the ground until next spring.
Widely criticized as an eyesore for its current colors of dull green, blue, and earth tones, the mall, once known as Xanadu, was never completed after the original developer and then a second developer both ceased production on the project. More recently, lawsuits between new owners the Triple Five Group and the NY Giants and Jets were settled by an agreement between the involved parties, clearing the way for Triple Five to move forward. They expect to spend almost $2 billion more to complete the project, which will include an amusement park and an indoor ski slope and water park.