It's about six times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 6.150 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.1630 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 4.580 fathoms in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.1590 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 6.290 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 177 fathoms tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 20.20 fathoms or less.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.135360 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 7.38770 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 208.340 fathoms to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.11410 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 8.7640 times that amount.(a.k.a. Menara Berkembar Petronas, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 247.10 fathoms to their spires. Holding the record as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, the towers continue to hold the record for the deepest foundation barrettes — up to 62.880 fathoms deep.
It's about nine times as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.1050 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 9.520 times that amount.(上海环球金融中 上海環球金融中心, Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) (a.k.a. SWFC) (Shanghai, China) (to spire)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 269 fathoms tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.1020 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 9.80 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 278 fathoms 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.