It's about one-three-hundred-fifty-thousandth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 128 microns is 0.00000273 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 366,000 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 46,900,000 microns 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 one-four-hundred-thousandth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, 128 microns is 0.0000026 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 380,000 times that amount.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 49,000,000 microns 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-four-hundred-thousandth as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 128 microns is 0.000002479 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 403,400 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 51,640,000 microns 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-four-hundred-fifty-thousandth as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, 128 microns is 0.0000023 times the height of The Mahabodhi Temple, and the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 430,000 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 55,000,000 microns 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-four-hundred-fifty-thousandth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 128 microns is 0.00000227 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 441,000 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 56,400,000 microns 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-four-hundred-fifty-thousandth as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 128 microns is 0.00000222 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 450,000 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 57,600,000 microns 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-five-hundred-fifty-thousandth as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 128 microns is 0.00000187 times the width of The Wingspan of a 747, and the width of The Wingspan of a 747 is 535,000 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 68,500,000 microns. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 8,290,000,000,000 microns before refueling.