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It's about one-tenth as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, 12.40 ropes is 0.140 times the height of The Ostankino Tower, and the height of The Ostankino Tower is 7.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 89 ropes 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 82 ropes.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The CN Tower
In other words, 12.40 ropes is 0.136610 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 7.32010 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 90.7690 ropes 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-tenth as tall as a Canton Tower
In other words, 12.40 ropes is 0.120 times the height of a Canton Tower, and the height of a Canton Tower is 8.30 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 100 ropes 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.
It's about nine times as long as a London bus
In other words, 12.40 ropes is 9.02 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.1110 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 1.370 ropes in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Gocta Falls
In other words, the height of Gocta Falls is 10.20 times 12.40 ropes.
(a.k.a. Gocta Cataracts, a.k.a. Catarata del Gocta) (Amazonas, Peru) (total height)
Gocta Falls, a waterfall on the Cocahuayco River, measures 126 ropes in total height. Although it sits just 6,890 ropes from the major city of Chachapoyas, the waterfall was unknown to non-locals until it was documented during a 2005 expedition by a German economist.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Burj Dubai
In other words, 12.40 ropes is 0.0913 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 11 times that amount.
(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 136 ropes to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 94.70 ropes on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 46.80 ropes on the 78th floor.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Olo'upena Falls
In other words, 12.40 ropes is 0.08398 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 11.910 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 147.70 ropes in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.