It's about as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, the height of The Empire State Building is 1 times 15,000 inches.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 15,000 inches 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 one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 15,000 inches is 1.180 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.8470 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 12,800 inches 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 1,460 inches or less.
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 15,000 inches is 0.84310 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 1.1860 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 17,790 inches 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 4,528 inches deep.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 15,000 inches is 0.7740 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1.290 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 19,400 inches 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 100
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as long as The QE2.
In other words, the length of The QE2 is 0.7690 times 15,000 inches.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 11,600 inches. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 378,000,000,000 inches, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 1.330 times 15,000 inches.(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 20,000 inches 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 seven-tenths as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 15,000 inches is 0.7230 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 1.380 times that amount.(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 20,700 inches to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 16,200 inches.