It's about one-seventy-fifth as tall as Burj Dubai
In other words, the height of Burj Dubai is 75.20 times 72 shaftments.(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 5,430 shaftments to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 3,790 shaftments on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 1,870 shaftments on the 78th floor.
It's about one-eightieth as tall as Olo'upena Falls
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.01219 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 82.03 times that amount.(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 5,906 shaftments in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about one-eighty-fifth as tall as Tugela Falls
In other words, the height of Tugela Falls is 86.20 times 72 shaftments.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 6,220 shaftments in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about one-ninetieth as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.0112 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 89.30 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 6,420 shaftments. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about one-one-hundredth as long as The Navy Pier
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 100 times 72 shaftments.(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 6,000 shaftments in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.
It's about one-one-hundredth as tall as The Three Sisters Falls
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 100 times 72 shaftments.(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 6,000 shaftments in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.005741627 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 174.16670 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 12,540 shaftments. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.