How big is 550 square meters?
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as a Basketball court
The size of a Basketball court is about 495.63771840 square meters.
(per NBA regulation)
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as big as an IMAX screen
The size of an IMAX screen is about 354.20 square meters.
It's about two times as big as a Tennis court
The size of a Tennis court is about 260.871740 square meters.
(per ITF specification; for doubles)
It's about half as big as Fort Knox
The size of Fort Knox is about 1,180 square meters.
(a.k.a. the United States Bullion Depository, a.k.a. "Gold Vault") (Kentucky)
The United States Bullion Depository, commonly referred to by the metonym "Fort Knox" (in spite of the fact that the Depository is not located on the Fort proper), measures 32.0 m (105 ft) by 36.9 m (121 ft), for a total area of about 1,180 sq. m. The Depository is most famous for housing the largest portion of the national gold reserve, but has also temporarily housed the original US Declaration of Independence, an original copy of the US Constitution, and other important documents, kept there for safe keeping during World War II.
It's about two-fifths as big as Manchester Cathedral
The size of Manchester Cathedral is about 1,238 square meters.
(a.k.a. Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George) (Manchester, England, United Kingdom) (total interior area of Nave, Chapel, Library, Chapter House, and Rectory)
It's about one-third as big as a Hockey rink
The size of a Hockey rink is about 1,516.828740 square meters.
(per NHL specification)
Per National Hockey League Official Rules, a hockey rink should measure 60.96 m long by 25.908 m wide with a corner arc radius of 8.5344 m, for a total area of about 1,516.82874 sq. m. Ice hockey is believed to have developed from field hockey after players began holding games on ice rinks, which had been traditionally used for the sport of curling.
It's about one-tenth as big as Bill Gates' Home
The size of Bill Gates' Home is about 4,474 square meters.
One of the largest homes in the world, Bill and Melinda Gates' home has a total area of 4,474 sq. m, including 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 6 fireplaces, a 230 sq. m gym, a 90 sq. m dining room, and a 190 sq. m library. It was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the same architectural firm responsible for the design of one of Apple Inc's flagship stores on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
It's about one-tenth as big as a Football field
The size of a Football field is about 5,351.2151040 square meters.
(American) (per NFL regulation)
Per NFL rules, a football field should measure 109.728 m (120 yards) long by 48.768 m wide, for a total area of 5,351.215104 sq. m. Due to a blizzard, the first NFL playoff game in 1932 was held indoors in Chicago Stadium (it was also the first indoor game) on a field measuring just 55 m by 40.0 m, for a total area of 2,200 sq. m.
It's about one-tenth as big as The White House
The size of The White House is about 6,200 square meters.
(Washington, DC) (including wings)
Housing the presidency, the White House occupies six stories and a total of 6,200 sq. m of floor space. This space includes 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, and 3 elevators, as well as a tennis court, bowling alley, movie theater, jogging track, swimming pool, and putting green.
It's about one-fifteenth as big as The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The size of The Palace of Holyroodhouse is about 8,100 square meters.
(a.k.a. Holyrood Palace) (Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) (Palace without gardens)
It's about one-fifteenth as big as Seal Island
The size of Seal Island is about 8,100 square meters.
(Western Cape province, South Africa)
Seal Island, named for the tens of thousands of Cape Fur Seals that live there, measures about 8,100 sq. m. The large number seals attract great white sharks, who circle the island in a so-called "Ring of Death."
It's about one-fifteenth as big as a City Block (Manhattan)
The size of a City Block (Manhattan) is about 10,000 square meters.
(per Bridges, William - 1811 Commissioner's Plan for New York City) (approximate)
A Manhattan city block measures about 200 m between the Northeast-Southwest streets by about 60 m between the Northwest-Southeast streets for a total area of about 10,000 sq. m. There are roughly 2,000 blocks within the city, representing one of the most prolific applications of the city planning grid plan in history.
It's about one-twentieth as big as Trafalgar Square
The size of Trafalgar Square is about 12,000 square meters.
(a.k.a. Charing Cross) (City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom)
It's about one-twenty-fifth as big as The Great Banyan Tree
The size of The Great Banyan Tree is about 14,400 square meters.
(a.k.a. The Great Banyan, a.k.a. Ficus benghalensis) (Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, West Bengal, India)
It's about one-thirtieth as big as The Biltmore Estate
The size of The Biltmore Estate is about 16,300 square meters.
(Asheville, North Carolina) (house only)