It's about eleven-and-a-half times as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 17,060 feet is 11.510 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 0.08688 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 1,483 feet 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 377.30 feet deep.
It's about thirteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 17,060 feet is 13.6480 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.073271 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 1,250 feet 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 102
It's about sixteen times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.0625 times 17,060 feet.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 1,060 feet tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 121 feet or less.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 17 times 17,060 feet.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 290,000 feet in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 85 feet above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about seventeen-and-a-half times as long as The QE2.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 17,060 feet is 0.0486 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 20.60 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 351,000 feet, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The 405.
In other words, 17,060 feet is 0.044619 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 22.4120 times that amount.(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 382,350 feet. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.