# How long is 100 feet?

It's about one-fifth as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
The height of St. Paul's Cathedral is about 571 feet.
(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 571 feet 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 one-fifth as tall as The Space Needle
The height of The Space Needle is about 604 feet.
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 604 feet 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 one-tenth as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
The height of The Golden Gate Bridge is about 745 feet.
(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 745 feet 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 seven-and-a-half times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
The length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is about 13.380 feet.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 13.380 feet. 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-tenth as long as The QE2
The length of The QE2 is about 965 feet.
(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 965 feet. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 31,500,000,000 feet, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Eiffel Tower
The height of The Eiffel Tower is about 1,060 feet.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 1,060 feet 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 121 feet or less.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Empire State Building
The height of The Empire State Building is about 1,250 feet.
(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 1,250 feet 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 thirteen times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
The height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is about 7.50 feet.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 7.50 feet. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.

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It's about fourteen times as tall as André the Giant
The height of André the Giant is about 7.20 feet.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 7.20 feet tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 6.90 feet and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about fourteen times as tall as Shaq
The height of Shaq is about 7.20 feet.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 7.20 feet tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
The height of The Petronas Twin Towers is about 1,483 feet.
(a.k.a. Menara Berkembar Petronas, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 1,483 feet 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 377.30 feet deep.
It's about fifteen times as long as a Queen Size Bed
The length of a Queen Size Bed is about 6.6670 feet.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 6.6670 feet from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about fifteen times as long as a King Size Bed
The length of a King Size Bed is about 6.6670 feet.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 6.6670 feet from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about fifteen times as tall as Michael Jordan
The height of Michael Jordan is about 6.560 feet.
(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)
Michael Jordan is 6 ft 6 in tall. While a sophomore in high school, Jordan was about 0.6560 feet shorter and was denied the opportunity to play on the varsity team, supposedly because his coach considered him too short.
It's about sixteen times as long as a Full Size Bed
The length of a Full Size Bed is about 6.250 feet.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Full-Size mattress measures 6.250 feet from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
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