How long is 55 meters?
It's about as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
The height of The Mahabodhi Temple is about 55 meters.
(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 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 as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is about 56.40 meters.
(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 as tall as The Cinderella Castle
The height of The Cinderella Castle is about 57.60 meters.
(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 Nelson's Column
The height of Nelson's Column is about 51.640 meters.
(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-tenth times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
The height of The Arc de Triomphe is about 49 meters.
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 one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
The height of The Chicago Water Tower is about 46.90 meters.
The Chicago Water Tower is 46.9 m tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about four-fifths as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
The width of The Wingspan of a 747 is about 68.50 meters.
(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-three-tenths times as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
The length of Ha'Penny Bridge is about 42.90 meters.
(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 42.9 meters in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about seven-tenths as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
The height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is about 76 meters.
(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.
It's about three-fifths as tall as The Statue of Liberty
The height of The Statue of Liberty is about 92.990 meters.
(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 92.99 m 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.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Big Ben
The height of Big Ben is about 96 meters.
(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 96.0 m. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about half as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch
The length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is about 105 meters.
(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 90m and 120m (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 105 meters, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about half as long as a Football field
The length of a Football field is about 109.7280 meters.
(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 109.7280 meters from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 9.1440 meters farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about two times as tall as De Gooyer
The height of De Gooyer is about 27 meters.
(a.k.a. De Funenmolen, a.k.a. The Mill on the Funen) (near Oostelijk Havengebied, Amsterdam, Netherlands) (total structure height)
The tallest windmill in Amsterdam, De Gooyer stands at 27 m in structural height. Its prominence owes to the fact that it was relocated atop the base of a former water mill, following two earlier moves in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The windmill's four sails have a total span of about 18 m.
It's about two times as long as Baseball base distances
The length of Baseball base distances is about 27.4320 meters.
(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 27.432 m. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.