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It's about one-five-hundred-thousandth as big as a Polo field.
In other words, 157 square inches is 0.000002019032920 times the size of a Polo field, and the size of a Polo field is 495,286.6250 times that amount.
(for field polo) (United States Polo Association rules; unboarded side maximum)
An outdoor polo field must measure 274.32 m in length and 146.304 m to in width for a total playing area of up to 77,760,000 square inches. Polo traces its origins to an Iranian (then Persian) war game from the 5th Century, which was played with as many as 100 players per side.
It's about one-five-hundred-fifty-thousandth as big as Windsor Castle.
In other words, the size of Windsor Castle is 530,000 times 157 square inches.
(Windsor, England) (total site area)
One of the official residences of the British monarch, Windsor Castle measures about 82,000,000 square inches. It is the largest inhabited castle in the world and is also the oldest in continuous use, having been occupied since it was built by William the Conqueror about 900 years ago.
It's about one-seven-hundred-fifty-thousandth as big as Buckingham Palace.
In other words, the size of Buckingham Palace is 770,000 times 157 square inches.
(a.k.a. Buckingham House) (Westminster, London, England)
Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British monarch, contains about 120,000,000 square inches of total floor space. The palace was first inhabited by Queen Victoria in 1831, although after the death of her husband in 1861, the Queen endeavored to spend as little time there as public opinion would allow.
It's about one-nine-hundred-thousandth as big as Alcatraz.
In other words, 157 square inches is 0.00000110 times the size of Alcatraz, and the size of Alcatraz is 910,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Rock) (California)
Alcatraz Island measures 140,000,000 square inches. It is known a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and has historically served as a lighthouse, fort, military prison, and — most famously — a federal prison.
It's about 0.0000009 times as big as Ellis Island.
In other words, 157 square inches is 0.0000009130 times the size of Ellis Island, and the size of Ellis Island is 1,100,000 times that amount.
(Jersey City, New Jersey and New York City, New York)(now officially part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument)
Ellis Island, home of the Ellis Island Immigration Station, is 172,000,000 square inches in total area. Nine-tenths of the island were artificially created after the New York-New Jersey borders had already been defined, leading to a sovereignty dispute which was settled by the US Supreme Court in 1998.
It's about 0.0000008 times as big as The Pentagon.
In other words, 157 square inches is 0.0000007340 times the size of The Pentagon, and the size of The Pentagon is 1,360,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. United States Department of Defense Headquarters) (Washington, D.C.) (total floor area)
The Pentagon, the world's largest office building, contains a total floor area of 214,000,000 square inches. Built during World War II, the designers compensated for the steel rations then in effect by using 310,000 cu. m of concrete in the construction efforts.
It's about 0.0000005 times as big as Grand Central Station.
In other words, 157 square inches is 0.000000500 times the size of Grand Central Station, and the size of Grand Central Station is 2,000,000 times that amount.
(formally Grand Central Terminal, a.k.a. Grand Central, a.k.a. GCT) (New York City, New York) (total terminal area). Grand Central station, the largest train station in the world by platform count, measures 300,000,000 square inches in total area. The large flag which was suspended from the concourse ceiling following the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks measures about 100,000 square inches.