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It's about four-fifths as big as Fort Knox
In other words, 1,000 square meters is 0.8470 times the size of Fort Knox, and the size of Fort Knox is 1.180 times that amount.
(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 four-fifths as big as Manchester Cathedral
In other words, 1,000 square meters is 0.80780 times the size of Manchester Cathedral, and the size of Manchester Cathedral is 1.2380 times that amount.
(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 two-thirds as big as a Hockey rink
In other words, 1,000 square meters is 0.6592702090 times the size of a Hockey rink, and the size of a Hockey rink is 1.516828740 times that amount.
(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 two times as big as a Basketball court
In other words, 1,000 square meters is 2.017602702 times the size of a Basketball court, and the size of a Basketball court is 0.49563771850 times that amount.
(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.
It's about three times as big as an IMAX screen
In other words, 1,000 square meters is 2.8230 times the size of an IMAX screen, and the size of an IMAX screen is 0.35420 times that amount.
(standard)
An IMAX movie theater screen measures 22 m (72 ft) by 16 m (52 ft) for a total area of 350 sq. m. Because the film used in an IMAX movie is more than eight times larger than regular film, the platters of a two-and-a-half hour feature film can weigh up to 250 kg (550 lbs).
It's about four times as big as a Tennis court
In other words, 1,000 square meters is 3.83330140 times the size of a Tennis court, and the size of a Tennis court is 0.260871740 times that amount.
(per ITF specification; for doubles)
Per International Tennis Federation Rules of Tennis 2009, a doubles tennis court should measure 23.7744 m long by 10.9728 m, for a total area of about 260.87174 sq. m. Courts may be surfaced with crushed red stone, shale, brick, hard-soil grass, or asphalt.
It's about one-fifth as big as Bill Gates' Home
In other words, 1,000 square meters is 0.22350 times the size of Bill Gates' Home, and the size of Bill Gates' Home is 4.4740 times that amount.
(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.