# How long is 88 meters?

It's about half 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 half 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-nine-tenths times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower

The height of The Chicago Water Tower is about 46.90 meters.

(Chicago, Illinois)

The Chicago Water Tower is 46.9 m 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 half as tall as The Washington Monument

The height of The Washington Monument is about 169.290 meters.

(Washington, D.C.)

It's about half 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 two times as long as Ha'Penny Bridge

The length of Ha'Penny Bridge is about 42.90 meters.

(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 42.9 meters in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.

It's about half 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 two-fifths 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 three times as long as Baseball base distances

The length of Baseball base distances is about 27.4320 meters.

(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)

According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 27.432 m. 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 three-and-a-half times as tall as De Gooyer

The height of De Gooyer is about 27 meters.

(a.k.a. De Funenmolen, a.k.a. The Mill on the Funen) (near Oostelijk Havengebied, Amsterdam, Netherlands) (total structure height)

The tallest windmill in Amsterdam, De Gooyer stands at 27 m in structural height. Its prominence owes to the fact that it was relocated atop the base of a former water mill, following two earlier moves in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The windmill's four sails have a total span of about 18 m.

It's about three-tenths 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 one-fourth 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-fourth 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 four-and-a-half times as long as a Cricket Pitch

The length of a Cricket Pitch is about 20.11680 meters.

(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)

The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 20.11680 meters. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.720 meters tall including the bails.

It's about four-and-a-half times as long as a Bowling Lane

The length of a Bowling Lane is about 19.1560 meters.

(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)

According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 19.156 m. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.