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It's about as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 674 hands. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 81,600,000 hands before refueling.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
In other words, 674 hands is 0.9 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 1.1 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 750 hands. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 674 hands is 1.19 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.84 times that amount.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 567 hands tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, 674 hands is 1.2 times the height of The Mahabodhi Temple, and the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 0.83 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 540 hands in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 674 hands is 1.21 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.826 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 555 hands tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about one-and-one-third times as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 674 hands is 1.326 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.7541 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 508.30 hands from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Statue of Liberty
In other words, 674 hands is 0.7364 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 1.358 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 915.30 hands including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.