
It's about as big as The Capitol Rotunda (US).
In other words, the size of The Capitol Rotunda (US) is 1 times 48,000 cubic yards.
(formally United States Capitol rotunda) (Washington, D. C.) (total chamber volume)The Capitol rotunda measures 48,000 cubic yards 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 oneandtwofifths times as big as The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 1.430 times the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and the size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is 0.6990 times that amount.
(Washington, D.C.)The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool holds approximately 33,400 cubic yards of water. The Pool has a sloping bottom and extends to 80 cm (30 in) deep in its center.
It's about threefifths as big as Spaceship Earth (EPCOT Center).
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 0.590 times the size of Spaceship Earth (EPCOT Center), and the size of Spaceship Earth (EPCOT Center) is 1.70 times that amount.
(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 81,000 cubic yards. 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 twofifths as big as Royal Albert Hall.
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 0.42350 times the size of Royal Albert Hall, and the size of Royal Albert Hall is 2.3610 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 113,300 cubic yards in total auditorium volume. One of the centerpieces of the Hall is the Grand Organ — the secondlargest organ in the United Kingdom, with 10,268 speaking pipes reaching up to 9.8 m (32 ft) in height.
It's about sixandahalf times as big as The Goodyear Blimp.
In other words, 48,000 cubic yards is 6.390 times the size of The Goodyear Blimp, and the size of The Goodyear Blimp is 0.1560 times that amount.
(for GZ20A) The Goodyear GZ20 model Blimp measures 7,510 cubic yards 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 parachuteequipped ball from a height of 61 m (200 ft) to the field below.
It's about fifteen times as big as an Olympic Swimming Pool.
In other words, the size of an Olympic Swimming Pool is 0.067 times 48,000 cubic yards.
(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 3,300 cubic yards. 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.
It's about seventeen times as big as a Hot Air Balloon.
In other words, the size of a Hot Air Balloon is 0.059 times 48,000 cubic yards.
(fourperson capacity; envelope volume; average)The average volume of a hot air balloon sufficient to lift four adults is 2,900 cubic yards. Typically made of nylon or dacron, a balloon envelope of this size typically weighs just 88 kg (190 lbs). 
