# How long is 80 feet?

It's about one-tenth 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-tenth 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-tenth 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-tenth 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 eleven times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)

The height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is about 7.50 feet.

(artificial; average height)

The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 7.50 feet. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.

*To all those observing, Merry Christmas from The Measure of Things!*It's about eleven times as tall as André the Giant

The height of André the Giant is about 7.20 feet.

(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)

It's about eleven times as tall as Shaq

The height of Shaq is about 7.20 feet.

(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)

Shaq is 7.20 feet tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.

It's about twelve times as long as a Queen Size Bed

The length of a Queen Size Bed is about 6.6670 feet.

(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)

A Queen-Size mattress measures 6.6670 feet from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.

It's about twelve times as long as a King Size Bed

The length of a King Size Bed is about 6.6670 feet.

(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)

A King-Size mattress measures 6.6670 feet from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.

It's about one-tenth 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 twelve times as tall as Michael Jordan

The height of Michael Jordan is about 6.560 feet.

(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)

Michael Jordan is 6 ft 6 in tall. While a sophomore in high school, Jordan was about 0.6560 feet shorter and was denied the opportunity to play on the varsity team, supposedly because his coach considered him too short.

It's about thirteen times as long as a Full Size Bed

The length of a Full Size Bed is about 6.250 feet.

(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)

A Full-Size mattress measures 6.250 feet from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.

It's about thirteen times as long as a Twin Size bed

The length of a Twin Size bed is about 6.250 feet.

(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)

A Twin-Size mattress measures 6.250 feet from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.

It's about one-fifteenth 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 thirteen-and-a-half times as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side)

The height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is about 5.870 feet.

(a.k.a. Fridge, a.k.a Icebox) (for G.E. Profile model no. PSDW3YGXSS; total exterior height)

A common refrigerator model measures 5.870 feet in total exterior height. When General Electric released its first widely-marketed refrigerator — the "Monitor Top" model — in 1927, it sold over one million units.