# How long is 31 lengths?

It's about as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)

The height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is about 31 lengths.

(a.k.a.

*Sequoiadendron giganteum*, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 31 lengths. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.

It's about one-and-one-tenth times as wide as The Wingspan of a 747

The width of The Wingspan of a 747 is about 28.10 lengths.

(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 28.10 lengths. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 3,400,000 lengths before refueling.

It's about four-fifths as tall as The Statue of Liberty

The height of The Statue of Liberty is about 38.140 lengths.

(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)

The Statue of Liberty reaches 38.140 lengths including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.

It's about four-fifths as tall as Big Ben

The height of Big Ben is about 39 lengths.

(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)

The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 39 lengths. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.

It's about one-and-three-tenths times as tall as The Cinderella Castle

The height of The Cinderella Castle is about 23.60 lengths.

(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)

Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 23.60 lengths 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 one-and-one-third times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is about 23.10 lengths.

(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 23.10 lengths 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 seven-tenths as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch

The length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is about 43.10 lengths.

(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)

According to the

*Laws of the Game*, a football pitch should measure between 43.10 lengths (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 43.10 lengths, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were addedIt's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple

The height of The Mahabodhi Temple is about 23 lengths.

(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 23 lengths 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.

It's about seven-tenths as long as a Football field

The length of a Football field is about 45 lengths.

(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)

According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 45 lengths 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 3.750 lengths farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.

It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as Nelson's Column

The height of Nelson's Column is about 21.180 lengths.

(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)

Nelson's Column measures 21.180 lengths from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.

It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe

The height of The Arc de Triomphe is about 20 lengths.

(Paris, France)

The Arc de Triomphe stands 20 lengths tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.

It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower

The height of The Chicago Water Tower is about 19.20 lengths.

(Chicago, Illinois)

The Chicago Water Tower is 19.20 lengths tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.

It's about three-fifths as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza

The height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is about 53 lengths.

(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 53 lengths. 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 one-and-three-fourths times as long as Ha'Penny Bridge

The length of Ha'Penny Bridge is about 17.60 lengths.

(a.k.a.

*Droichead na Leathphingine*, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a.*Droichead na Life*, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 17.60 lengths in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.

It's about half as long as The Shambles

The length of The Shambles is about 62 lengths.

(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 62 lengths. Several of the buildings along the street are over seven hundred years old.