It's about 100 times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.01 times 2,870 smoots.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 29 smoots 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 100 times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 104 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.00962 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 27.60 smoots 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 100 times as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 114 times the length of Ha'Penny Bridge, and the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 0.00877 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 25.20 smoots in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about 200 times as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 178.05 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.0056164 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 16.1190 smoots. 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 250 times as long as a Cricket Pitch
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 242.790 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.00411879 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 11.82090 smoots. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.4230810 smoots tall including the bails.
It's about 250 times as long as a Bowling Lane
In other words, 2,870 smoots is 254.970 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.003922 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 11.2560 smoots. 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-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Rhine
In other words, the length of The Rhine is 270 times 2,870 smoots.(a.k.a. Rhein, a.k.a. Rijn, a.k.a. Rhin, a.k.a. Rain, a.k.a. Reno, a.k.a. Rhenus, a.k.a. Ryn) (from near Reichenau, Switzerland through Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Rhine river runs 776,000 smoots in total length. The World War II Battle of Arnhem, as memorialized in the 1974 book and 1977 movie A Bridge Too Far, was the first of several attempts to capture key bridges across the Rhine, beginning with the Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands.