# How long is 342 meters?

It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Eiffel Tower

The height of The Eiffel Tower is about 324 meters.

(a.k.a.

*La Tour Eiffel*) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Empire State Building

The height of The Empire State Building is about 381.01 meters.

(New York City, New York) (to top of building)

The Empire State Building stands 381.01 m 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-and-one-fifth times as long as The QE2

The length of The QE2 is about 294 meters.

(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)

The QE2 has a total length of 294 m. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 9,600,000,000 meters, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.

It's about three-fourths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers

The height of The Petronas Twin Towers is about 451.90 meters.

(a.k.a.

*Menara Berkembar Petronas*, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)It's about seven-tenths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center

The height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is about 492 meters.

(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)

It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge

The height of The Golden Gate Bridge is about 227 meters.

(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)

The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 227 m 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 two-thirds as tall as The Willis Tower

The height of The Willis Tower is about 520 meters.

(a.k.a. Sears Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)

It's about three-fifths as tall as The CN Tower

The height of The CN Tower is about 553.330 meters.

(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 553.33 m 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 three-fifths as tall as a Canton Tower

The height of a Canton Tower is about 610 meters.

(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)

It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as The Space Needle

The height of The Space Needle is about 184 meters.

(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)

Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 184 m 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 twice as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral

The height of St. Paul's Cathedral is about 174 meters.

(London, England, United Kingdom)

St. Paul's Cathedral measures 174 m 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 two times as tall as The Washington Monument

The height of The Washington Monument is about 169.290 meters.

(Washington, D.C.)

It's about two times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)

The height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is about 165 meters.

(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 165 m. 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 times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach

The length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is about 162 meters.

(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 162 m 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.

It's about two times as tall as Blackpool Tower

The height of Blackpool Tower is about 158 meters.

(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)

Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 158 m to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 96,000 meters to the northwest.