# How heavy is 326,300 firkins?

It's about as heavy as The Brooklyn Bridge
The weight of The Brooklyn Bridge is about 326,300 firkins.
(a.k.a. New York and Brooklyn Bridge) (Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York City, New York) (total weight)
The total weight of the Brooklyn Bridge is approximately 326,300 firkins. In a promotional event to prove the bridge's stability shortly after it opened, entertainer P. T. Barnum led a parade of 21 elephants across it in May of 1884.
It's about one-and-one-third times as heavy as The Eiffel Tower
The weight of The Eiffel Tower is about 247,000 firkins.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (total weight)
The Eiffel Tower weighs approximately 247,000 firkins. Architected to be quickly assembled, the Tower contains only 930 cu. meters of solid material.
It's about half as heavy as The Statue of Liberty
The weight of The Statue of Liberty is about 603,000 firkins.
(a.k.a. Liberty Enlightening the World, a.k.a. La Liberté éclairant le monde) (total weight, including foundation)
The total weight of the Statue of Liberty, including her base is roughly 603,000 firkins. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-tenth as heavy as The CN Tower
The weight of The CN Tower is about 2,888,300 firkins.
The CN Tower weighs approximately 2,888,300 firkins. The Tower is home to the world's highest glass floor — a viewing area that allows visitors to look straight down 342 m (1,120 ft) to the ground below.
It's about ten times as heavy as a Tree (Sierra Redwood)
The weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood) is about 32,000 firkins.
(a.k.a. Giant Sequoia, a.k.a. Sierran redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia, a.k.a. "Big Tree", Sequoiadendron giganteum)
The weight of wood in a Giant Sequoia is 32,000 firkins. General Sherman, a specimen in Sequoia National Park in Visalia, California, is the largest tree in the world by volume, with an estimated weight of about 47,000 firkins.
It's about one-fifteenth as heavy as The Sears Tower
The weight of The Sears Tower is about 4,943,000 firkins.
(officially "Willis Tower" as of 2009) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Willis Tower weighs approximately 4,943,000 firkins. The outer wall surface of the Tower is covered with black anodized aluminum panels which would total 110,000 sq. m (28 acres) if laid out together.
It's about twenty times as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue)
The weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is about 15,600 firkins.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 15,600 firkins. The statue overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro from atop the 709.9-meter (2,329 ft) granite peak in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as heavy as The Empire State Building
The weight of The Empire State Building is about 8,110,000 firkins.
(New York City, New York)
The Empire State Building weighs approximately 8,110,000 firkins. About 4% of the building's weight is its 6,000 cu. m (200,000 cu. ft) of limestone façade.
It's about one-sixtieth as heavy as The Golden Gate Bridge
The weight of The Golden Gate Bridge is about 19,700,000 firkins.
(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (Post 1986 weight reduction; total weight of bridge, anchorage, and approaches)
Following the completion of the 1986 project to eliminate excess material, the total weight of the Golden Gate Bridge — including its anchorages and approaches — is 19,700,000 firkins. The two main cables in the spanning the bridge are spun out of a total of 129,000 km (80,200 mi) of wire.
It's about 85 times as heavy as a House
The weight of a House is about 3,820 firkins.
(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 3,820 firkins, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 11.30 firkins.
It's about 95 times as heavy as The Statue of Liberty (without base)
The weight of The Statue of Liberty (without base) is about 3,400 firkins.
(a.k.a. Liberty Enlightening the World, a.k.a. La Liberté éclairant le monde) (total weight, including foundation)
The total weight of the Statue of Liberty — the Statue's copper and framework only, excluding the base — is roughly 3,400 firkins. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about 150 times as heavy as a Blue Whale
The weight of a Blue Whale is about 2,560 firkins.
(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 2,560 firkins. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.00002450 firkins each.
It's about 200 times as heavy as The Space Shuttle
The weight of The Space Shuttle is about 1,700 firkins.
(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 1,700 firkins. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 480 firkins.
It's about one-four-hundred-fiftieth as heavy as The Great Pyramid of Giza
The weight of The Great Pyramid of Giza is about 140,000,000 firkins.
(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated mass of 140,000,000 firkins. The 2,300,000 stones used in the construction of the pyramid weighed an average 56 firkins and were quarried from distances of up to 805 km (500 mi) away.
It's about 1,000 times as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
The weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is about 277 firkins.
(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 277 firkins. The anchor of the QE2 now sits in front of the Holyrood Church in Southampton, England, United Kingdom, along a pedestrian tourist route known as "the QE2 mile."

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