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It's about one-third as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, 855 spans is 0.36 times the height of The Ostankino Tower, and the height of The Ostankino Tower is 2.8 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 2,400 spans to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 2,200 spans.
It's about one-third as tall as The CN Tower
In other words, 855 spans is 0.35323 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 2.831 times that amount.
(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 2,420.50 spans tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about three times as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 855 spans is 2.85 times the width of The Wingspan of a 747, and the width of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.351 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 300 spans. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 36,300,000 spans before refueling.
It's about one-third as tall as a Canton Tower
In other words, 855 spans is 0.32 times the height of a Canton Tower, and the height of a Canton Tower is 3.1 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 2,700 spans to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about three-and-a-half times as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 855 spans is 3.39 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.295 times that amount.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 252 spans 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 three-and-a-half times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 855 spans is 3.47 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.288 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 247 spans 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 three-and-a-half times as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, 855 spans is 3.6 times the height of The Mahabodhi Temple, and the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 0.28 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 240 spans 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.