It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as a Giraffe
It's about two-fifths as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, the length of Baseball base distances is 2.50 times 72 shaftments.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 180 shaftments. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about two-and-a-half times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 72 shaftments is 2.690 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.37170 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 26.770 shaftments. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about one-fourth as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.2560 times the length of Ha'Penny Bridge, and the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 3.910 times that amount.(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 281 shaftments in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about one-fourth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.2340 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 4.270 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 308 shaftments tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.220 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 4.50 times that amount.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 320 shaftments tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about one-fifth as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.21250 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 4.7060 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 338.80 shaftments from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.