It's about 90 times as tall as Big Ben
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 92 times the height of Big Ben, and the height of Big Ben is 0.011 times that amount.(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 0.096 kilometers. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about 95 times as tall as The Statue of Liberty
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 95.170 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.01051 times that amount.(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 0.09299 kilometers 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 100 times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 120 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.0083 times that amount.(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 0.076 kilometers. 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 150 times as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 129 times the width of The Wingspan of a 747, and the width of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.00775 times that amount.(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 0.0685 kilometers. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 8,288 km before refueling.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Rhine
In other words, the length of The Rhine is 149 times 8.850 kilometers.(a.k.a. Rhein, a.k.a. Rijn, a.k.a. Rhin, a.k.a. Rain, a.k.a. Reno, a.k.a. Rhenus, a.k.a. Ryn) (from near Reichenau, Switzerland through Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Rhine river runs 1,320 km in total length. The World War II Battle of Arnhem, as memorialized in the 1974 book and 1977 movie A Bridge Too Far, was the first of several attempts to capture key bridges across the Rhine, beginning with the Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands.
It's about 150 times as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 154 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.00649 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 0.0576 kilometers 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 150 times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 157 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.00637 times that amount.(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 0.0564 kilometers 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.