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Published July 18, 2013
KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said of the ongoing struggle to finish building American Dream Meadowlands, "I have personally spent days and days and days negotiating with these parties. At this point -- I've said this before publicly -- I think the [NFL Giants and Jets] are being unreasonable." Christie again acknowledged that the project "would not be fully completed in time for the Feb. 2, 2014 Super Bowl" at MetLife Stadium. Christie -- "rather than the developers themselves -- has stuck with a mantra of 'but some parts could be open'" (NORTHJERSEY.com, 7/17).
BORN TO LEED: In N.Y., Irina Ivanova noted Barclays Center received a "silver LEED rating in recognition of eco-friendly features, from the Cor-Ten steel framework shading its sides to the low-flow bathroom fixtures that help save 2 million gallons of water a year." Another green feature: "91% of all the wood in the building -- including the Nets' basketball court -- is certified sustainable" (CRAINSNEWYORK.com, 7/14).