It's about one-tenth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.10790 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 9.2680 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 74.130 ropes 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 18.860 ropes deep.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.0991 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 10.10 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 80.70 ropes 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-tenth as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 11 times 8 ropes.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 89 ropes 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 82 ropes.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The CN Tower
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.088135 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 11.3460 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 90.7690 ropes 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 twelve times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 8 ropes is 11.960 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.08361 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 0.66910 ropes. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as a Canton Tower
In other words, the height of a Canton Tower is 13 times 8 ropes.(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 100 ropes 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-fifteenth as tall as Gocta Falls
In other words, the height of Gocta Falls is 15.80 times 8 ropes.(a.k.a. Gocta Cataracts, a.k.a. Catarata del Gocta) (Amazonas, Peru) (total height)
Gocta Falls, a waterfall on the Cocahuayco River, measures 126 ropes in total height. Although it sits just 6,890 ropes from the major city of Chachapoyas, the waterfall was unknown to non-locals until it was documented during a 2005 expedition by a German economist.