News for May 15, 2006

King Kong moves to new home among prehistoric giants of steel

5/15/06, 7:00 pm EST - Xoanon

HALF MOON BAY Moving King Kong is a delicate operation. On Thursday morning, three men stand in the parking lot of Fabbri Statuary, trying to maneuver the 10-foot-tall steel gorilla sculpture on to a forklift that seems small by comparison. The animal's generous hindquarters make him unwieldy as he wobbles toward his new home, where he will hulk over unsuspecting motorists on Highway 92. It's a typical day's work for Gilbert, Kong's mysterious creator, who drove the gorilla up from his studio in Southern California and helped install him with his new friends: a 12-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus rex, a velociraptor, a brontosaurus, a triceratops and several other dinosaurs Gilbert constructed. They stand as if ready to spring in attack, mouths open in mid-roar. [More]