It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 272 shaftments is 0.8840 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 1.130 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 308 shaftments tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, 272 shaftments is 0.850 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 1.20 times that amount.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 320 shaftments tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about four-fifths as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 272 shaftments is 0.80270 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 1.2460 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 338.80 shaftments from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 272 shaftments is 0.7350 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 1.360 times that amount.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 370 shaftments tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about seven-tenths as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 272 shaftments is 0.720 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 1.390 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 378 shaftments tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about one-and-a-half times as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 272 shaftments is 1.51110 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.661770 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 180 shaftments. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about three-fifths as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 272 shaftments is 0.6050 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 1.650 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 449 shaftments. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 54,400,000 shaftments before refueling.