# How long is 285 meters?

It's about as long as The QE2
The length of The QE2 is about 294 meters.
(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 294 m. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 9,600,000,000 meters, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Eiffel Tower
The height of The Eiffel Tower is about 324 meters.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 324 m tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 37 m or less.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
The height of The Golden Gate Bridge is about 227 meters.
(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 227 m 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 three-fourths as tall as The Empire State Building
The height of The Empire State Building is about 381.01 meters.
(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 381.01 m to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102nd floor of the building.
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as The Space Needle
The height of The Space Needle is about 184 meters.
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 184 m 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-fifths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
The height of The Petronas Twin Towers is about 451.90 meters.
(a.k.a. Menara Berkembar Petronas, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 451.9 m to their spires. Holding the record as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, the towers continue to hold the record for the deepest foundation barrettes — up to 115 m deep.
It's about one-and-two-thirds times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
The height of St. Paul's Cathedral is about 174 meters.
(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 174 m 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 one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as The Washington Monument
The height of The Washington Monument is about 169.290 meters.
(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 169.29 m 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-fifths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
The height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is about 492 meters.
(上海环球金融中 上海環球金融中心, Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) (a.k.a. SWFC) (Shanghai, China) (to spire)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 492 m tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100th floor, approximately 474 m above ground).
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
The height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is about 165 meters.
(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 165 m. 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 one-and-three-fourths times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
The length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is about 162 meters.
(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 162 m 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.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as tall as Blackpool Tower
The height of Blackpool Tower is about 158 meters.
(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 158 m to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 96,000 meters to the northwest.
It's about half as tall as The Willis Tower
The height of The Willis Tower is about 520 meters.
(a.k.a. Sears Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to about 520 m to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at about 412 m.
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha
The height of The Spring Temple Buddha is about 153 meters.
(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 153 m tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as long as The Shambles
The length of The Shambles is about 150 meters.
(a.k.a. Maze of Twisting, a.k.a. The Great Flesh Shambles) (York, England, United Kingdom) (approximate)
The Shambles, a historic shopping street in York, stretches about 150 meters. Several of the buildings along the street are over seven hundred years old.

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