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It's about seven-tenths as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue).
In other words, 480 tons is 0.6860 times the weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue), and the weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is 1.460 times that amount.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 700 tons. 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 three times as heavy as a House.
In other words, 480 tons is 2.790 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 0.3580 times that amount.
(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 172 tons, 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 0.5070 tons.
It's about one-third as heavy as a Tree (Sierra Redwood).
In other words, the weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood) is 3 times 480 tons.
(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 1,400 tons. 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 2,100 tons.
It's about four times as heavy as a Blue Whale.
In other words, 480 tons is 4.170 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 0.240 times that amount.
(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 115 tons. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.00000110 tons each.
It's about six times as heavy as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 480 tons is 6.10 times the weight of The Space Shuttle, and the weight of The Space Shuttle is 0.160 times that amount.
(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 78 tons. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 22 tons.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as heavy as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, the weight of The Eiffel Tower is 23.20 times 480 tons.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (total weight)
The Eiffel Tower weighs approximately 11,100 tons. Architected to be quickly assembled, the Tower contains only 930 cu. meters of solid material.
It's about one-thirtieth as heavy as The Brooklyn Bridge.
In other words, 480 tons is 0.03269 times the weight of The Brooklyn Bridge, and the weight of The Brooklyn Bridge is 30.590 times that amount.
(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 14,680 tons. 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.