How long is 120 yards?
It's about as long as a Football field
The length of a Football field is about 120 yards.
(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 120 yards from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 10 yards farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch
The length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is about 115 yards.
(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 115 yards (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 100 yards and 130 yards, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Big Ben
The height of Big Ben is about 100 yards.
(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 100 yards. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Statue of Liberty
The height of The Statue of Liberty is about 101.70 yards.
(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 101.70 yards including the pedestal. 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 four-fifths as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza
The height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is about 140 yards.
(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 140 yards. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about three-fourths as long as The Shambles
The length of The Shambles is about 160 yards.
(a.k.a. Maze of Twisting, a.k.a. The Great Flesh Shambles) (York, England, United Kingdom) (approximate)
The Shambles, a historic shopping street in York, stretches about 160 yards. Several of the buildings along the street are over seven hundred years old.
It's about seven-tenths as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha
The height of The Spring Temple Buddha is about 167 yards.
(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 167 yards tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
The height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is about 83 yards.
(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 83 yards. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about seven-tenths as tall as Blackpool Tower
The height of Blackpool Tower is about 173 yards.
(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 173 yards to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 105,000 yards to the northwest.
It's about two-thirds as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
The length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is about 177 yards.
(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 177 yards 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 two-thirds as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
The height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is about 180 yards.
(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 180 yards. 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 two-thirds as tall as The Washington Monument
The height of The Washington Monument is about 185.140 yards.
The Washington Monument measures 185.140 yards tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about three-fifths as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
The height of St. Paul's Cathedral is about 190 yards.
(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 190 yards 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 one-and-three-fifths times as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
The width of The Wingspan of a 747 is about 74.90 yards.
(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 74.90 yards. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 9,060,000 yards before refueling.
It's about three-fifths as tall as The Space Needle
The height of The Space Needle is about 201 yards.
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 201 yards 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).