It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as a Canton Tower.
In other words, the height of a Canton Tower is 0.91 times 23.7 shackles.(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 22 shackles 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 one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The CN Tower.
In other words, 23.7 shackles is 1.175 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 0.85106 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 20.171 shackles 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 four-fifths as tall as Gocta Falls.
In other words, 23.7 shackles is 0.843 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 1.19 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 28.1 shackles in total height. Although it sits just 1,530 shackles 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 one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Ostankino Tower.
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 0.83 times 23.7 shackles.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 20 shackles 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 18 shackles.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 23.7 shackles is 1.23 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 0.813 times that amount.(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 19.2 shackles to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 15 shackles.
It's about four-fifths as tall as Burj Dubai.
In other words, 23.7 shackles is 0.785 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 1.27 times that amount.(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 30.2 shackles to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 21 shackles on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 10.4 shackles on the 78th floor.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 23.7 shackles is 1.28 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 0.781 times that amount.(a.k.a. Taipei Financial Center, a.k.a. 台北101, a.k.a. 臺北101) (Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan) (to spire)
The Taipei 101 reaches 18.5 shackles to its spire. The tower itself is said to be the style in world's tallest sundial, with the circular area of the adjacent Millennium Park acting as the sundial's face.