It's about 150,000 times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 137,000 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.00000730 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 308 shaftments tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about 250,000 times as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 234,670 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.00000426130 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 180 shaftments. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about 300,000 times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 320,000 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.0000031250 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 132 shaftments. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 4.724410 shaftments tall including the bails.
It's about 350,000 times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 336,050 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.00000297570 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 125.70 shaftments. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about 450,000 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.00000230 times 42,240,000 shaftments.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 98 shaftments tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about 450,000 times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, the length of a Semitrailer is 0.0000022730 times 42,240,000 shaftments.(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 96 shaftments (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about 500,000 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.00000200 times 42,240,000 shaftments.(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 85 shaftments. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.