It's about half as tall as Tugela Falls
In other words, 294 smoots is 0.528 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 1.89 times that amount.
(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)Tugela Falls rises to 557 smoots in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about half as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, 294 smoots is 0.511 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 1.96 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)Angel Falls has a total height 575 smoots. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about two times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 294 smoots is 2.2 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.455 times that amount.
(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 133 smoots above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, 294 smoots is 2.72 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.368 times that amount.
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 108 smoots 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 three times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
In other words, 294 smoots is 2.88 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.347 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom)St. Paul's Cathedral measures 102 smoots 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 three times as tall as The Washington Monument
In other words, 294 smoots is 2.9555 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.33835 times that amount.
(Washington, D.C.)The Washington Monument measures 99.4770 smoots 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 three times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
In other words, 294 smoots is 3.0 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.33 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 97 smoots. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating. |