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Shout Factory's release a few years back had a different cover from the iconic poster of Kong standing on top of the WTC

How could WTC support Kong, it's just not possible
 

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Shout Factory's release a few years back had a different cover from the iconic poster of Kong standing on top of the WTC

How could WTC support Kong, it's just not possible

I'm not sure why you're even asking this question. Do you really think a promotional poster would necessarily be realistic? Completely aside from the support issue -- it's not even possible for Kong's legs to support him; square-cube law and all that -- the WTC towers are too far apart for Kong to straddle them.
 

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I'm not sure why you're even asking this question. Do you really think a promotional poster would necessarily be realistic? Completely aside from the support issue -- it's not even possible for Kong's legs to support him; square-cube law and all that -- the WTC towers are too far apart for Kong to straddle them.

He's stands on top of one of the towers, a 55ft, a thousand something-odd pound Gorilla against a skyscraper, how did it not collapse from his weight?

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You were commenting about the poster. Now you're asking about the film itself.

In any event, you're talking about a 1300-foot steel and concrete tower. How much do you think that weighed? How did the tower support itself?
 

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You were commenting about the poster. Now you're asking about the film itself.

In any event, you're talking about a 1300-foot steel and concrete tower. How much do you think that weighed? How did the tower support itself?

Kong does both, so my question is still relevant. I don't know anything about engineering or architectural support.
 

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While Kong is sure to be considerably heavy, his weight is not likely to be a significant enough burden on the tower than the tower's own weight already is. I wouldn't think it would be a "straw that broke the camel's back" situation.

But bottom line, it's a film about an impossibly large gorilla, so the question of how the tower can handle Kong's weight is meaningless. As the saying goes, "Because aside from that, everything in the movie is completely realistic..."
 

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Given what happened to the Twin Towers in real life I am sure Paramount just decided to crop and zoom in the original image to hide the World Trade Center and the plane. They also reversed the image and changed the background. They could have commissioned a new poster, but probably due to cost, used what they had.

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Given what happened to the Twin Towers in real life I am sure Paramount just decided to crop and zoom in the original image to hide the World Trade Center and the plane. They also reversed the image and changed the background. They could have commissioned a new poster, but probably due to cost, used what they had.

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Paramount hasn't included the towers since it's first DVD release back in 1999.

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