It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 60 meters is 1.0 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.962 times that amount.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 57.6 m 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-tenth times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 60 meters is 1.1 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.943 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 56.4 m 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-tenth times as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, 60 meters is 1.1 times the height of The Mahabodhi Temple, and the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 0.91 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Great AwakeningÂ 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 55 m 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 nine-tenths as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 60 meters is 0.876 times the width of The Wingspan of a 747, and the width of The Wingspan of a 747 is 1.14 times that amount.
(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 68.5 m. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 8,290,000 meters before refueling.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 60 meters is 1.162 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.8606 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)Nelson's Column measures 51.64 m 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 one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, 60 meters is 1.2 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.83 times that amount.
(Paris, France)The Arc de Triomphe stands 49 m tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about four-fifths as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
In other words, 60 meters is 0.79 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 1.3 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 76 m. 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. |