Here's an exclusive rendering of the Mall of America's 14-story expansion

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Ground was broken today on the biggest expansion in the Mall of America's 22-year history.

THE BACKSTORY: Mall of America to undergo big glassy expansion

MOA spokesperson Tara Niebeling told us the image at the top of the this post is a rendering of the project she sent exclusively to City Pages. The new space will feature a 14-story JW Marriott hotel, an office tower, high-end retail, new dining options, a tourist welcome center, and a large event space.

Mall officials estimate the project will create 2,500 permanent jobs and 1,000 construction gigs. Work should be complete by fall 2015.

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Jose Luis Rodriguez
Jose Luis Rodriguez

pos ai que ir a conocerlo :) mira Alo Gonzalez vamonos de shopping jejeje

Jess Ariane
Jess Ariane

Brenton Arndt we BETTER live there by then! Ha

Jennifer Sell
Jennifer Sell

Laurie 'Sell' Boubekir did you see this?! Awesome. Next year.

Rubin Safaya
Rubin Safaya

And it will still look like an outdated giant box with lots of smaller boxes inside it.

Rick Houston
Rick Houston

Hey if ya'll don't want it l'm sure Florida would take it. I was born and lived half my life in the frozen tundra until my brain thawed out enough to realize what the hell am I doing here the weather is beautiful here BUT, you can't beat spring and early summer in Minneapolis still home to me!!!

Kyle Matteson
Kyle Matteson

It's nearly all being privately funded. Only a small portion is coming from the city of Bloomington to pay for some road/infrastructure.

Jennifer Sell
Jennifer Sell

Doug McAllister...what you have to look forward to!

Allison Jacobson
Allison Jacobson

I understand why some are upset... But consider the fact that they are going up, not out. The article claims that it will create close to 2500 jobs. In this day, that is nothing to be angry at. If you don't like it, don't go there. Simple as that.

Jennifer Beam
Jennifer Beam

Just in case you didn't hear Allison Jacobson.

Carolina Pliego
Carolina Pliego

Add CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN as a restaurant... Please!!!

Tara Lee Roiger
Tara Lee Roiger

Not sure why you people are saying gross and yuck. It is a mall, it is the cities....there are huge buildings everywhere so it isn't different from what we already have. The point was already made about it creating jobs, and I am sure the owners are selling out the money, not the state.

Steve Nathe
Steve Nathe

Oh wonderful. Just what the public needs...a larger mega mall! I love it! It means that there will be fewer crowds outside at the beautiful, natural wonders!

Dan Lemke
Dan Lemke

An addition to the Bowels of America? Why? Move Target Corporate out there and revitalize downtown, fix the city streets and give more to education

Tigre Mn
Tigre Mn

Its going to be awesome!!! Perla Cendejas

Jeff Skinner
Jeff Skinner

Thanks for the pic. I will never drive the 20 minutes to see it with my own eyes.

Brock OLee
Brock OLee

Nice rendering, where is the snow and the brutal winter, anything looks nice on a beautiful June evening rendering!

Deborah Dopp
Deborah Dopp

Where is the sustainable farm? The organic kitchen garden? Where are the owner occupied and rental residential units?

Steven Fuchs
Steven Fuchs

That mall brings in a ton of money in sure it'l be worth it.

Kelly Andersen
Kelly Andersen

Supposed to be done aug of next year, I think thats a little ambitious.

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