It's about as tall as The Washington Monument
(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 169.29 m tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
In other words, 169.290 meters is 0.973 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 1.0 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom)St. Paul's Cathedral measures 174 m to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
In other words, 169.290 meters is 1.0 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.971 times that amount.
(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)The Singapore Flyer has a height of 165 m. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
In other words, 169.290 meters is 1.1 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.952 times that amount.
(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 162 m from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Blackpool Tower
In other words, 169.290 meters is 1.1 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.935 times that amount.
(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 158 m to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 96,000 meters to the northwest.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, 169.290 meters is 0.92 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 1.1 times that amount.
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 184 m tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The Shambles
In other words, 169.290 meters is 1.1 times the length of The Shambles, and the length of The Shambles is 0.91 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Maze of Twisting, a.k.a. The Great Flesh Shambles) (York, England, United Kingdom) (approximate)The Shambles, a historic shopping street in York, stretches about 150 meters. Several of the buildings along the street are over seven hundred years old. |