It's about four-and-a-half times as tall as a Telephone Pole
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.220 times 29 smoots.(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 6.50 smoots tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 29 smoots is 0.2170 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 4.610 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 133 smoots above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about six times as long as a London bus
In other words, 29 smoots is 5.890 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.170 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 4.920 smoots in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about one-fifth as long as The QE2
In other words, 29 smoots is 0.1680 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 5.950 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 173 smoots. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 5,640,000,000 smoots, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 29 smoots is 0.1520 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 6.580 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 190 smoots tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 21.70 smoots or less.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 29 smoots is 0.129530 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 7.72020 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 223.890 smoots to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102