Why is King Kong hanging from the Wells Fargo Center on this Walgreens sign?


Some little characters are popping up on the signage for the new Walgreens that's under construction in downtown Minneapolis – and people are getting quite a kick out of it.

The sign is posted in a skyway connected to Gaviidae Commons, and on Wednesday there was a small group gathered around talking about King Kong hanging onto the side of the Wells Fargo Center, swatting at airplanes.

But this wasn't the first visitor to Minneapolis' skyline. A reader sent BringMeTheNews a picture (below) of the signage outside the Walgreens on Feb. 19, which shows a man who appears to have kicked another man off the Capella Tower. (At least one other person noticed this and shared a photo.)

A security guard there told BringMeTheNews the men were removed from the sign (and King Kong replaced them) sometime before 11 a.m. Wednesday, but he's not sure who is responsible.

BringMeTheNews reached out to Illinois-based Walgreens, which hadn't heard about King Kong hanging there, but a spokesperson said he would look into it.

The signs went up earlier this month as Walgreens began construction in the space formally occupied by Saks Fifth Avenue.

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