It's about one-thirtieth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 32 times 0.055 shackles.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 1.80 shackles tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 0.055 shackles is 0.0322 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 31.10 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 1.710 shackles tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-thirtieth as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, 0.055 shackles is 0.0352 times the length of Ha'Penny Bridge, and the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 28.40 times that amount.(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 1.560 shackles in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about one-twentieth as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, the length of Baseball base distances is 18.1820 times 0.055 shackles.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 1 shackles. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Cricket Pitch
In other words, the length of a Cricket Pitch is 13.33330 times 0.055 shackles.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 0.7333330 shackles. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.0262467 shackles tall including the bails.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Bowling Lane
In other words, 0.055 shackles is 0.078762 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 12.6960 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 0.698310 shackles. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Hollywood Sign
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 10 times 0.055 shackles.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 0.550 shackles tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.