A museum within the building is taking center stage with an exhibition including an augmented reality encounter with “King Kong.” The video comes courtesy of CBS New York. This past week, the Empire State Building unveiled a new exhibit that features an appearance from the one and only King of the Apes. There is a spot on one floor of the building that features Kong’s two enormous hands coming through the walls. A few of the windows of the floor are replaced with video monitors that show Kong peering in from the outside.
Check out some pictures from the exhibit below:
King Kong first appeared as the big hairy antagonist of his own film in 1933, which was nearly universally adored upon its release. The character later appeared opposite Toho’s Godzilla in a clash of the century match titled “King Kong vs Godzilla.” Paramount remade King Kong in 1976, along with a sequel, King Kong Lives, 10 years later. In the 1976 remake, however, Kong climbed what was then the World Trade Center.
King Kong made something of a comeback in Peter Jackson’s 2005 film starring Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and Naomi Watts. In 2017, the character was the subject of the Warner Bros. blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, which introduced him into the in-progress MonsterVerse. Kong will take on Godzilla in the 2020 follow-up to Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla vs. Kong.