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How long is 85 nautical miles?

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It's about 200 times as long as The Navy Pier.
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 0.005 times 85 nautical miles.
(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 0.5 nautical miles in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Nay Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval soldiers stationed there during World War I.
It's about 200 times as tall as The Three Sisters Falls.
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 0.005 times 85 nautical miles.
(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 0.5 nautical miles in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about 200 times as tall as Gocta Falls.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 204 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 0.0049 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Gocta Cataracts, a.k.a. Catarata del Gocta) (Amazonas, Peru) (total height)
Gocta Falls, a waterfall on the Cocahuayco River, measures 0.416 nautical miles in total height. Although it sits just 22.7 nautical miles from the major city of Chachapoyas, the waterfall was unknown to non-locals until it was documented during a 2005 expedition by a German economist.
It's about 250 times as tall as a Canton Tower.
In other words, the height of a Canton Tower is 0.0038 times 85 nautical miles.
(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 0.33 nautical miles to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about 300 times as tall as The CN Tower.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 284.5 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 0.0035149 times that amount.
(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 0.29877 nautical miles tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about 300 times as tall as The Ostankino Tower.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 290 times the height of The Ostankino Tower, and the height of The Ostankino Tower is 0.0034 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 0.29 nautical miles to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 0.27 nautical miles.
It's about 300 times as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 299 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 0.00334 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 0.285 nautical miles to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 0.223 nautical miles.