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How long is 38,500 inches?

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It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as a Canton Tower.
In other words, the height of a Canton Tower is 0.630 times 38,500 inches.
(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 24,000 inches to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as tall as The CN Tower.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 1.76730 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 0.565830 times that amount.
(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 21,785 inches tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as tall as The Ostankino Tower.
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 0.560 times 38,500 inches.
(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 21,000 inches 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 20,000 inches.
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 1.860 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 0.5380 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.
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 38,500 inches is 1.930 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 0.5180 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 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 half as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 0.51169590 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1.9542860 times that amount.
(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 75,240 inches. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about twice as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 1.990 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 0.5030 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 100th floor, approximately 18,700 inches above ground).