Triple Five Group Debuts 3-Million-Square-Foot American Dream Shopping Mall

For those near New York City, the “American Dream” now means more than hard work for a better life.

A 3-million-square-foot shopping mall by that name opened in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in October and is expected to draw 40M visitors per year. American Dream features more than 450 attractions, including restaurants, shops, services, and entertainment venues. Adding around 110,000 daily visitors to the traffic-congested roads of New Jersey has some concerned, though the economic upside is tantalizing. Development was overseen by Triple Five Group, the owners of Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall, two of the four largest malls in North America. The former draws around 42M visitors annually and generates an estimated $2B for Minnesota.