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It's about as big as Spaceship Earth (EPCOT Center).
(a.k.a. EPCOT Center) (Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida) (total structure volume)
Spaceship Earth, the iconic structure at the heart of Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot (formerly EPCOT Center), has a total volume of 540,000 barrels. The outer structure of the sphere features a gutter system that channels all rainwater into nearby World Showcase Lagoon instead of simply falling off the surface of the sphere.
It's about seven-tenths as big as Royal Albert Hall.
In other words, 540,000 barrels is 0.72060 times the size of Royal Albert Hall, and the size of Royal Albert Hall is 1.3880 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences) (Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom) (total auditorium volume)
Royal Albert Hall measures 749,400 barrels in total auditorium volume. One of the centerpieces of the Hall is the Grand Organ — the second-largest organ in the United Kingdom, with 10,268 speaking pipes reaching up to 9.8 m (32 ft) in height.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as big as The Capitol Rotunda (US).
In other words, the size of The Capitol Rotunda (US) is 0.590 times 540,000 barrels.
(formally United States Capitol rotunda) (Washington, D. C.) (total chamber volume)
The Capitol rotunda measures 320,000 barrels in total volume. Beneath the Capitol lies a crypt that was built to hold the remains of President George Washington, but according to his wishes, Washington was entered at his family home and the crypt remains empty.
It's about two-and-a-half times as big as The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
In other words, 540,000 barrels is 2.440 times the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is 0.410 times that amount.
(Washington, D.C.)
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool holds approximately 221,000 barrels of water. The Pool has a sloping bottom and extends to 80 cm (30 in) deep in its center.
It's about eleven times as big as The Goodyear Blimp.
In other words, 540,000 barrels is 10.90 times the size of The Goodyear Blimp, and the size of The Goodyear Blimp is 0.0917 times that amount.
(for GZ-20A) The Goodyear GZ-20 model Blimp measures 49,600 barrels in total volume. A December, 1929 college football game between the University of Florida Gators and the University of Oregon Webfoots (later the University of Oregon Ducks) began with the blimp dropping a parachute-equipped ball from a height of 61 m (200 ft) to the field below.
It's about one-twentieth as big as The Houston Astrodome.
In other words, the size of The Houston Astrodome is 19 times 540,000 barrels.
(a.k.a. Reliant Astrodome, a.k.a. Astrodome, a.k.a. Harris County Domed Stadium) (Houston, Texas)
The Reliant Astrodome measures 10,000,000 barrels in total volume. Until its renovation in 1988, Roy "The Judge" Hofheinz, the franchise owner of the Houston Colt .45s (later the Houston Astros) and one of the Astrodome's developers, had a private 966 sq. m (10,400 sq. ft) apartment in the facility.
It's about thirty times as big as an Olympic Swimming Pool.
In other words, the size of an Olympic Swimming Pool is 0.04 times 540,000 barrels.
(FINA regulation; (minimum capacity)
According to the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), a swimming pool for Olympic and world championship events must measure 50 m by 25 m with a depth of at least 2 m for a total volume of 22,000 barrels. A pool of this size was to be used in Olympic time trials in New Jersey in early 2008, but its component pieces were stolen from a warehouse, likely to be sold for scrap metal.