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How long is 47 inches?

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It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0037 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 272 times that amount.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 12,800 inches 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 1,460 inches or less.
It's about one-three-hundredth as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 47 inches is 0.003133 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 319.15 times that amount.
(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 15,000 inches 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 one-four-hundredth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 47 inches is 0.00264 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 378.5 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Menara Berkembar Petronas, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 17,790 inches 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 4,528 inches deep.
It's about one-four-hundredth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0024 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 412 times that amount.
(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 19,400 inches 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 100th floor, approximately 18,700 inches above ground).
It's about one-four-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Willis Tower
In other words, 47 inches is 0.002 times the height of The Willis Tower, and the height of The Willis Tower is 435 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Sears Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to about 20,500 inches 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 16,200 inches.
It's about one-four-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, 47 inches is 0.002 times the height of The Ostankino Tower, and the height of The Ostankino Tower is 450 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 21,000 inches to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 20,000 inches.
It's about one-four-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The CN Tower
In other words, 47 inches is 0.002158 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 463.5 times that amount.
(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 21,785 inches 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.