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It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as The 405
In other words, 929.660 rods is 0.04012 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 24.926 times that amount.
(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 23,173 rods. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.
It's about thirty times as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, 929.660 rods is 25.4 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.039 times that amount.
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 36.60 rods 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-twenty-fifth as long as Hadrian's Wall
In other words, 929.660 rods is 0.04 times the length of Hadrian's Wall, and the length of Hadrian's Wall is 26 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 24,000 rods (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.
It's about thirty times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
In other words, 929.660 rods is 26.9 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.037 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 34.60 rods 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 thirty times as tall as The Washington Monument
In other words, 929.660 rods is 27.618 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.03621 times that amount.
(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 33.6610 rods 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 thirty times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
In other words, 929.660 rods is 28.3 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.035 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 32.80 rods. 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 thirty times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
In other words, 929.660 rods is 28.9 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.035 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 32.20 rods 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.