# How long is 246 meters?

It's about one-and-one-tenth 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 four-fifths 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 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 one-and-one-third 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 one-and-two-fifths times 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 one-and-a-half times as tall as The Washington Monument

The height of The Washington Monument is about 169.290 meters.

(Washington, D.C.)

It's about one-and-a-half 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 one-and-a-half 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-thirds 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-three-fifths 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.

It's about one-and-three-fifths times as long as The Shambles

The length of The Shambles is about 150 meters.

(a.k.a. Maze of Twisting, a.k.a. The Great Flesh Shambles) (York, England, United Kingdom) (approximate)

The Shambles, a historic shopping street in York, stretches about 150 meters. Several of the buildings along the street are over seven hundred years old.

It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha

The height of The Spring Temple Buddha is about 153 meters.

(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)

The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 153 m tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao

It's about half 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 one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza

The height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is about 130 meters.

(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)

The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 130 m (280 cubits). The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.

It's about half 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)