How long is 1,200 feet?
It's about 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 102
nd floor of the building.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times 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 four-fifths 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.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times 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 three-fourths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
The height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is about 1,610 feet.
(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 1,610 feet 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 100
th floor, approximately 1,560 feet above ground).
It's about seven-tenths as tall as The Willis Tower
The height of The Willis Tower is about 1,710 feet.
(a.k.a. Sears Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to about 1,710 feet 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 1,350 feet.
It's about two-thirds as tall as The CN Tower
The height of The CN Tower is about 1,815.40 feet.
(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 1,815.40 feet tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times 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 three-fifths as tall as a Canton Tower
The height of a Canton Tower is about 2,000 feet.
(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 2,000 feet to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about twice 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 two 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 half as tall as Gocta Falls
The height of Gocta Falls is about 2,530 feet.
(a.k.a. Gocta Cataracts, a.k.a. Catarata del Gocta) (Amazonas, Peru) (total height)
Gocta Falls, a waterfall on the Cocahuayco River, measures 2,530 feet in total height. Although it sits just 138,000 feet from the major city of Chachapoyas, the waterfall was unknown to non-locals until it was documented during a 2005 expedition by a German economist.
It's about two times as tall as The Washington Monument
The height of The Washington Monument is about 555.410 feet.
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 two 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 two-and-a-half 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.