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 It's about nine-tenths as long as The QE2. In other words, 854 feet is 0.8850 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 1.130 times that amount. (a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 965 feet. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 31,500,000,000 feet, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history. It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge. In other words, 854 feet is 1.150 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.870 times that amount. (San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 745 feet 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 four-fifths as tall as The Eiffel Tower. In other words, 854 feet is 0.8030 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 1.250 times that amount. (a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)The Eiffel Tower stands 1,060 feet 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 121 feet or less. It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as The Space Needle. In other words, 854 feet is 1.410 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.7090 times that amount. (Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 604 feet tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph). It's about two-thirds as tall as The Empire State Building. In other words, 854 feet is 0.683180 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 1.46370 times that amount. (New York City, New York) (to top of building)The Empire State Building stands 1,250 feet 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 102nd floor of the building. It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral. In other words, the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.6670 times 854 feet. (London, England, United Kingdom)St. Paul's Cathedral measures 571 feet to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons). It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as The Washington Monument. In other words, 854 feet is 1.53760 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.650360 times that amount. (Washington, D.C.)The Washington Monument measures 555.410 feet tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.