It's about as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 6.340 shackles 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 one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Washington Monument
In other words, 6.340 shackles is 1.0273 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.973430 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 6.17130 shackles 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 Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
In other words, 6.340 shackles is 1.05 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.9520 times that amount.(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 6.01 shackles. 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 nine-tenths as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, 6.340 shackles is 0.9450 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 1.06 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 6.710 shackles 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-one-tenth times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
In other words, 6.340 shackles is 1.07 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.9350 times that amount.(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 5.910 shackles 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 one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Blackpool Tower
In other words, the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.9090 times 6.340 shackles.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 5.760 shackles to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 3,500 shackles to the northwest.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha
In other words, 6.340 shackles is 1.140 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.8770 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 5.580 shackles tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao