How does one measure the "new" King Kong? Let us count the ways:
Height: 30 feet-- without legs (he's seen standing in water holding up the Brooklyn Bridge). Weight: 6.5 tons (Universal estimates that if he were real--and this size--he would weigh about 32 tons).
Head: 10 feet high.
Fur: 660 pounds (sewn in place by nine costumers).
10 watts of "growl" (enough to power a campus radio station).
Number of people who built Kong: 40.
Time involved: just over three years.
Cost of entire project, including sound stage: $6.5 million.
Size of sound stage: 26,000 square feet (Universal thinks it may be the biggest in the world).