# How long is 35.5 meters?

It's about one-fifth 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 six times as tall as a Giraffe
The height of a Giraffe is about 5.70 meters.
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 6 m tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about one-fifth 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 one-tenth 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 eight-and-a-half times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
The length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is about 4.079 meters.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 4.079 m. 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 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)
The Eiffel Tower stands 324 m 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 37 m or less.
It's about one-tenth 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-fifteenth 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)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 451.9 m 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 115 m deep.
It's about one-fifteenth 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)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 492 m tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100th floor, approximately 474 m above ground).
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Willis Tower
The height of The Willis Tower is about 520 meters.
(a.k.a. Sears Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to about 520 m to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at about 412 m.
It's about fifteen times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
The height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is about 2.30 meters.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2.3 m. 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 one-fifteenth as tall as The CN Tower
The height of The CN Tower is about 553.330 meters.
The CN Tower measures 553.33 m tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about sixteen times as tall as André the Giant
The height of André the Giant is about 2.20 meters.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 2.2 m tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 2.1 m and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about sixteen times as tall as Shaq
The height of Shaq is about 2.20 meters.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2.2 m 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 a Canton Tower
The height of a Canton Tower is about 610 meters.
(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 610 m to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
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