# How heavy is 8,000 tonnes?

It's about four-fifths as heavy as The Eiffel Tower
The weight of The Eiffel Tower is about 10,100 tonnes.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (total weight)
The Eiffel Tower weighs approximately 10,100 tonnes. Architected to be quickly assembled, the Tower contains only 930 cu. meters of solid material.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as The Brooklyn Bridge
The weight of The Brooklyn Bridge is about 13,320 tonnes.
(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 13,320 tonnes. 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-third as heavy as The Statue of Liberty
The weight of The Statue of Liberty is about 24,600 tonnes.
(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 24,600 tonnes. 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 six times as heavy as a Tree (Sierra Redwood)
The weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood) is about 1,300 tonnes.
(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 1,300 tonnes. 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 1,900 tonnes.
It's about twelve-and-a-half times as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue)
The weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is about 635 tonnes.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 635 tonnes. 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-fifteenth as heavy as The CN Tower
The weight of The CN Tower is about 117,910 tonnes.
The CN Tower weighs approximately 117,910 tonnes. 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 one-twenty-fifth as heavy as The Sears Tower
The weight of The Sears Tower is about 201,800 tonnes.
(officially "Willis Tower" as of 2009) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Willis Tower weighs approximately 201,800 tonnes. 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 one-fortieth as heavy as The Empire State Building
The weight of The Empire State Building is about 331,000 tonnes.
(New York City, New York)
The Empire State Building weighs approximately 331,000 tonnes. About 4% of the building's weight is its 6,000 cu. m (200,000 cu. ft) of limestone façade.
It's about 50 times as heavy as a House
The weight of a House is about 156 tonnes.
(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 156 tonnes, 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 0.460 tonnes.
It's about 55 times as heavy as The Statue of Liberty (without base)
The weight of The Statue of Liberty (without base) is about 140 tonnes.
(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 140 tonnes. 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 75 times as heavy as a Blue Whale
The weight of a Blue Whale is about 105 tonnes.
(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 105 tonnes. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.000001000 tonnes each.
It's about one-one-hundredth as heavy as The Golden Gate Bridge
The weight of The Golden Gate Bridge is about 805,000 tonnes.
(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 805,000 tonnes. 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 100 times as heavy as The Space Shuttle
The weight of The Space Shuttle is about 71 tonnes.
(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 71 tonnes. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 20 tonnes.
It's about 700 times as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
The weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is about 11.30 tonnes.
(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 11.30 tonnes. 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."
It's about one-seven-hundredth as heavy as The Great Pyramid of Giza
The weight of The Great Pyramid of Giza is about 5,900,000 tonnes.
(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated mass of 5,900,000 tonnes. The 2,300,000 stones used in the construction of the pyramid weighed an average 2.27 tonnes and were quarried from distances of up to 805 km (500 mi) away.

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