It's about as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 1 times 12 ropes.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 12 ropes. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 12 ropes is 1.07 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.9350 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 11.20 ropes. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 1,360,000 ropes before refueling.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 12 ropes is 1.270 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.7870 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 9.450 ropes tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 12 ropes is 0.78670 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 1.2710 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 15.250 ropes including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.7690 times 12 ropes.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 9.250 ropes tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about three-fourths as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 1.30 times 12 ropes.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 16 ropes. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 12 ropes is 1.4170 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.70570 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 8.4710 ropes from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.