# How long is 720 feet?

It's about as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge

The height of The Golden Gate Bridge is about 745 feet.

(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)

The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 745 feet 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 one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Space Needle

The height of The Space Needle is about 604 feet.

(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)

Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 604 feet 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-and-one-fourth times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral

The height of St. Paul's Cathedral is about 571 feet.

(London, England, United Kingdom)

St. Paul's Cathedral measures 571 feet 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-three-tenths times as tall as The Washington Monument

The height of The Washington Monument is about 555.410 feet.

(Washington, D.C.)

The Washington Monument measures 555.410 feet 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 one-and-one-third times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)

The height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is about 541 feet.

(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 541 feet. 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 three-fourths as long as The QE2

The length of The QE2 is about 965 feet.

(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)

The QE2 has a total length of 965 feet. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 31,500,000,000 feet, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.

It's about one-and-one-third times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach

The length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is about 531 feet.

(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 531 feet 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-two-fifths times as tall as Blackpool Tower

The height of Blackpool Tower is about 518 feet.

(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)

Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 518 feet to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 315,000 feet to the northwest.

It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha

The height of The Spring Temple Buddha is about 502 feet.

(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 502 feet 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 two-thirds as tall as The Eiffel Tower

The height of The Eiffel Tower is about 1,060 feet.

(a.k.a.

*La Tour Eiffel*) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)The Eiffel Tower stands 1,060 feet 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 121 feet or less.

It's about one-and-a-half times as long as The Shambles

The length of The Shambles is about 490 feet.

(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 490 feet. Several of the buildings along the street are over seven hundred years old.

It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza

The height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is about 430 feet.

(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)

The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 430 feet. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.

It's about three-fifths as tall as The Empire State Building

The height of The Empire State Building is about 1,250 feet.

(New York City, New York) (to top of building)

The Empire State Building stands 1,250 feet 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 two times as long as a Football field

The length of a Football field is about 360 feet.

(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)

According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 360 feet from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 30 feet farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.

It's about half as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers

The height of The Petronas Twin Towers is about 1,483 feet.

(a.k.a.

*Menara Berkembar Petronas*, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)Each of the Petronas Towers stands 1,483 feet 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 377.30 feet deep.