It's about four-fifths as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 992 shaftments is 0.8220 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 1.220 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 1,210 shaftments 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).
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as long as a Football field.
In other words, 992 shaftments is 1.377780 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 0.7258050 times that amount.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 720 shaftments from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 60 shaftments farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, 992 shaftments is 1.440 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 0.6940 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 689 shaftments (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 690 shaftments, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about two-thirds as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 992 shaftments is 0.6660 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 1.50 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 1,490 shaftments above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 0.630 times 992 shaftments.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 630 shaftments. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 992 shaftments is 1.6260 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.6150 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 610.20 shaftments including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about half as long as The QE2.
In other words, 992 shaftments is 0.5140 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 1.950 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 1,930 shaftments. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 63,000,000,000 shaftments, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.