It's about as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 26.60 ropes from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 1.02 times 26.60 ropes.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 27.10 ropes. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 26.60 ropes is 1.03 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.9710 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 25.90 ropes to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 15,700 ropes to the northwest.
It's about as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, the height of The Washington Monument is 1.044 times 26.60 ropes.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 27.7710 ropes tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 26.60 ropes is 1.06 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.9430 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 25.10 ropes tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about nine-tenths as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 26.60 ropes is 0.9320 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 1.07 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 28.50 ropes to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 26.60 ropes is 0.8810 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 1.140 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 30.20 ropes tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).