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855 spans is about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, it's 1.1 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.943 times that amount.
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 805 spans 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).
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