It's about as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 1.1 times 1,200 nails.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 1,300 nails. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 1,200 nails is 1.19 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.84 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 1,010 nails tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 1,200 nails is 1.22 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.82 times that amount.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 987 nails tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about one-and-one-third times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 1,200 nails is 1.328 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.753 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 903.6 nails from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 1,200 nails is 0.7375 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 1.356 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 1,627 nails including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.71 times 1,200 nails.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 860 nails tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.