*Published on April Fools' Day 2016
I'm excited to finally be able to announce a project I have been working on for the past 18 months, to bring King Kong back to Birmingham.
King Kong will return to Birmingham, atop an 180m tall clock tower.
King Kong's Clock Tower, or as it has been affectionately nicknamed, 'King Kong's Dong', is set to be one of the tallest clock towers in the world, and will be located in the heart of Birmingham. The new rotating statue of King Kong will be a replica of the original sculpture by Nicholas Monro that stood in the Bullring in the '70s, although this one will be five times larger.
King Kong is well loved by the people of Birmingham, and it is an honour to be involved with his return to this great city. The clock tower will be an inspirational and unique addition to the skyline. Complete with a 360 degree observation deck, the new tower is set to be a key tourist attraction for the city.
Below are some early visuals of tower, which is due for completion early 2019.
What do you think of King Kong's Dong? Are excited to see the return of this great Brummie icon?