Developers! The Measure of Things is pleased to be opening sign-ups for the beta version of its API, which lets you integrate comparative measurements into your own web projects. Click here to learn more.
Bluebulb Projects presents:
The Measure of Things Logo
Step 1: What kind of measurement do you want to compare?
Length Icon (Ruler)
Length
Weight (Mass) Icon (Scale)
Weight
Speed Icon (Running Man)
Speed
Time Icon (Clock)
Time
Area Icon (Floorplan)
Area
Volume Icon (Beaker)
Volume
Computer Data Icon (Laptop)
Data

Click an icon above to choose a measurement type for comparison. This space will display an explanation as you move your mouse over the icons.
Unit

Amount




Equivalents in other units


How heavy is 538 tonnes?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

It's about four-fifths as heavy as Christ the Redeemer (statue).
In other words, 538 tonnes is 0.847 times the weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue), and the weight of Christ the Redeemer (statue) is 1.18 times that amount.
(a.k.a. O Cristo Redentor, a.k.a. Christo redemptor) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer weighs 635 tonnes. The statue overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro from atop the 709.9-meter (2,329 ft) granite peak in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Tree (Sierra Redwood).
In other words, 538 tonnes is 0.41 times the weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood), and the weight of a Tree (Sierra Redwood) is 2.4 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Giant Sequoia, a.k.a. Sierran redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia, a.k.a. "Big Tree", Sequoiadendron giganteum)
The weight of wood in a Giant Sequoia is 1,300 tonnes. General Sherman, a specimen in Sequoia National Park in Visalia, California, is the largest tree in the world by volume, with an estimated weight of about 1,900 tonnes.
It's about three-and-a-half times as heavy as a House.
In other words, 538 tonnes is 3.45 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 0.29 times that amount.
(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 156 tonnes, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 0.46 tonnes.
It's about five times as heavy as a Blue Whale.
In other words, 538 tonnes is 5.148 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 0.1943 times that amount.
(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 104.5 tonnes. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.000001 tonnes each.
It's about seven-and-a-half times as heavy as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, the weight of The Space Shuttle is 0.13 times 538 tonnes.
(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 71 tonnes. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 20 tonnes.
It's about one-twentieth as heavy as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 538 tonnes is 0.0533 times the weight of The Eiffel Tower, and the weight of The Eiffel Tower is 18.8 times that amount.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (total weight)
The Eiffel Tower weighs approximately 10,100 tonnes. Architected to be quickly assembled, the Tower contains only 7.5 cu. m (260 cu. ft) of solid material.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as heavy as The Brooklyn Bridge.
In other words, 538 tonnes is 0.04039 times the weight of The Brooklyn Bridge, and the weight of The Brooklyn Bridge is 24.76 times that amount.
(a.k.a. New York and Brooklyn Bridge) (Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York City, New York) (total weight)
The total weight of the Brooklyn Bridge is approximately 13,320 tonnes. In a promotional event to prove the bridge's stability shortly after it opened, entertainer P. T. Barnum led a parade of 21 elephants across it in May of 1884.