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It's about one-fifth as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 2.50 shackles is 0.180 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 5.55560 times that amount.
(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 13.8890 shackles 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 102nd floor of the building.
It's about six times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, 2.50 shackles is 6.20 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.160 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 0.40 shackles tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 2.50 shackles is 0.15180 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 6.5880 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 16.470 shackles 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 4.1920 shackles deep.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 2.50 shackles is 0.1390 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 7.190 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 17.90 shackles 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 100th floor, approximately 17.30 shackles above ground).
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 2.50 shackles is 0.1350 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 7.410 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Taipei Financial Center, a.k.a. 台北101, a.k.a. 臺北101) (Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan) (to spire)
The Taipei 101 reaches 18.50 shackles to its spire. The tower itself is said to be the style in world's tallest sundial, with the circular area of the adjacent Millennium Park acting as the sundial's face.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Ostankino Tower.
In other words, 2.50 shackles is 0.130 times the height of The Ostankino Tower, and the height of The Ostankino Tower is 7.70 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 20 shackles 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 18 shackles.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 2.50 shackles is 0.130 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 7.690 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 19.20 shackles to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 15 shackles.