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How long is 29 smoots?

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It's about as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
(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 as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, the height of Nelson's Column is 1.046 times 29 smoots.
(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 30.340 smoots 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.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 29 smoots is 1.05 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.9520 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 nine-tenths as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 1.10 times 29 smoots.
(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 32 smoots in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 29 smoots is 0.8750 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 1.140 times that amount.
(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 33.10 smoots 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 one-and-one-fifth times as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, 29 smoots is 1.150 times the length of Ha'Penny Bridge, and the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 0.870 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 nine-tenths as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 29 smoots is 0.8570 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 1.170 times that amount.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 33.80 smoots 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.