It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 20 hands is 0.00627 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 159 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 3,190 hands tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 364 hands or less.
It's about one-two-hundredth as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 20 hands is 0.0053332 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 187.50 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 3,750.10 hands to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102
It's about one-two-hundredth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 20 hands is 0.004497 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 222.40 times that amount.(a.k.a. Menara Berkembar Petronas, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 4,448 hands to their spires. Holding the record as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, the towers continue to hold the record for the deepest foundation barrettes — up to 1,132 hands deep.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, 20 hands is 0.00413 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 242 times that amount.(上海环球金融中 上海環球金融中心, Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) (a.k.a. SWFC) (Shanghai, China) (to spire)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 4,840 hands tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 260 times 20 hands.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 5,300 hands to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 4,900 hands.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The CN Tower
In other words, 20 hands is 0.0036723 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 272.310 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 5,446.20 hands tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about one-three-hundredth as tall as a Canton Tower
In other words, 20 hands is 0.0033 times the height of a Canton Tower, and the height of a Canton Tower is 300 times that amount.(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 6,000 hands to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.