It's about eleven times as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 10.81 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 0.0925 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 265.50 smoots 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 67.580 smoots deep.
It's about thirteen times as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 12.819 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.07801 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 223.890 smoots 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 102
It's about fifteen times as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 15.1 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.066 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 190 smoots 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 21.70 smoots or less.
It's about sixteen-and-a-half times as long as The QE2
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 16.6 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.060 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 173 smoots. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 5,640,000,000 smoots, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The Panama Canal
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 0.06 times the length of The Panama Canal, and the length of The Panama Canal is 18 times that amount.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 52,000 smoots in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 15 smoots above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about twenty times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 21.5 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.047 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 133 smoots 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 one-twentieth as wide as The English Channel
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 0.046 times the width of The English Channel, and the width of The English Channel is 21.9 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 62,900 smoots, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.