# How big is 4,474 square meters?

It's about as big as Bill Gates' Home

The size of Bill Gates' Home is about 4,474 square meters.

(Medina, Washington)

One of the largest homes in the world, Bill and Melinda Gates' home has a total area of 4,474 sq. m, including 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 6 fireplaces, a 230 sq. m gym, a 90 sq. m dining room, and a 190 sq. m library. It was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the same architectural firm responsible for the design of one of Apple Inc's flagship stores on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

It's about four-fifths as big as a Football field

The size of a Football field is about 5,351.2151040 square meters.

(American) (per NFL regulation)

Per NFL rules, a football field should measure 109.728 m (120 yards) long by 48.768 m wide, for a total area of 5,351.215104 sq. m. Due to a blizzard, the first NFL playoff game in 1932 was held indoors in Chicago Stadium (it was also the first indoor game) on a field measuring just 55 m by 40.0 m, for a total area of 2,200 sq. m.

It's about seven-tenths as big as The White House

The size of The White House is about 6,200 square meters.

(Washington, DC) (including wings)

Housing the presidency, the White House occupies six stories and a total of 6,200 sq. m of floor space. This space includes 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, and 3 elevators, as well as a tennis court, bowling alley, movie theater, jogging track, swimming pool, and putting green.

It's about half as big as The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The size of The Palace of Holyroodhouse is about 8,100 square meters.

(a.k.a. Holyrood Palace) (Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) (Palace without gardens)

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the residence of the British Monarch in Scotland, measures about 8,100 sq. m, on a total grounds area of about 40,000 sq. m. Each year, the Palace hosts a Garden Party, serving 8,000 guests from a 150-meter-long buffet table.

It's about half as big as Seal Island

The size of Seal Island is about 8,100 square meters.

(Western Cape province, South Africa)

Seal Island, named for the tens of thousands of Cape Fur Seals that live there, measures about 8,100 sq. m. The large number seals attract great white sharks, who circle the island in a so-called "Ring of Death."

It's about two-fifths as big as a City Block (Manhattan)

The size of a City Block (Manhattan) is about 10,000 square meters.

(per Bridges, William -

*1811 Commissioner's Plan for New York City*) (approximate)A Manhattan city block measures about 200 m between the Northeast-Southwest streets by about 60 m between the Northwest-Southeast streets for a total area of about 10,000 sq. m. There are roughly 2,000 blocks within the city, representing one of the most prolific applications of the city planning grid plan in history.

It's about two-fifths as big as Trafalgar Square

The size of Trafalgar Square is about 12,000 square meters.

(a.k.a. Charing Cross) (City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom)

It's about three times as big as a Hockey rink

The size of a Hockey rink is about 1,516.828740 square meters.

(per NHL specification)

Per National Hockey League Official Rules, a hockey rink should measure 60.96 m long by 25.908 m wide with a corner arc radius of 8.5344 m, for a total area of about 1,516.82874 sq. m. Ice hockey is believed to have developed from field hockey after players began holding games on ice rinks, which had been traditionally used for the sport of curling.

It's about three-tenths as big as The Great Banyan Tree

The size of The Great Banyan Tree is about 14,400 square meters.

(a.k.a. The Great Banyan, a.k.a.

*Ficus benghalensis*) (Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, West Bengal, India)The Great Banyan Tree is a single tree in the Indian Botanic Garden in West Bengal with aerial roots covering a total area of about 14,400 sq. m. While its exact age is unknown, the tree has been noted in guidebooks for over 200 years.

It's about three-and-a-half times as big as Manchester Cathedral

The size of Manchester Cathedral is about 1,238 square meters.

(a.k.a. Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George) (Manchester, England, United Kingdom) (total interior area of Nave, Chapel, Library, Chapter House, and Rectory)

Manchester Cathedral includes a total interior area of 1,238 sq. m between the Nave, Chapel, Library, Chapter House, and Rectory. The height of the Cathedral's bell tower is 41.1 m.

It's about one-fourth as big as The Biltmore Estate

The size of The Biltmore Estate is about 16,300 square meters.

(Asheville, North Carolina) (house only)

The main house of Biltmore Estate covers 16,300 sq. m and contains 250 rooms. The fifty-six auxiliary buildings of the estate are interconnected through the nearly 71 km of roads on the Biltmore grounds.

It's about four times as big as Fort Knox

The size of Fort Knox is about 1,180 square meters.

(a.k.a. the United States Bullion Depository, a.k.a. "Gold Vault") (Kentucky)

The United States Bullion Depository, commonly referred to by the metonym "Fort Knox" (in spite of the fact that the Depository is not located on the Fort proper), measures 32.0 m (105 ft) by 36.9 m (121 ft), for a total area of about 1,180 sq. m. The Depository is most famous for housing the largest portion of the national gold reserve, but has also temporarily housed the original US Declaration of Independence, an original copy of the US Constitution, and other important documents, kept there for safe keeping during World War II.

It's about one-tenth as big as The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

The size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is about 31,500 square meters.

(Washington, D.C.) (pool surface area)

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool has a water surface area of 31,500 sq. m. The Pool has a sloping bottom and extends to 80 cm (30 in) in depth at its center.

It's about one-tenth as big as Federation Square

The size of Federation Square is about 38,000 square meters.

(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Federation Square, the large public square in the city center of Melbourne, measures 38,000 sq. m. The main portion of the square is floored with sandstone blocks from Western Australia.

It's about nine times as big as a Basketball court

The size of a Basketball court is about 495.63771840 square meters.

(per NBA regulation)

Per NBA rules , a basketball court should measure 29.5656 m long by 16.764 m wide, for a total area of 495.6377184 sq. m. The first basketball game, held in a Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, was played on a court half the size of today's NBA standard and ended with a score of 1-0.