It's about 20,000 times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 19,900 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.00005030 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 2,130 shaftments 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 243 shaftments or less.
It's about 20,000 times as long as The QE2.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 21,900 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.00004570 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 1,930 shaftments. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 63,000,000,000 shaftments, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about 30,000 times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 28,400 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.00003520 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 1,490 shaftments above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about 35,000 times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, the height of The Space Needle is 0.00002860 times 42,240,000 shaftments.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 1,210 shaftments tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about 35,000 times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.0000270 times 42,240,000 shaftments.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 1,140 shaftments to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about 40,000 times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 38,026 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.0000262980 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 1,110.80 shaftments tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about 40,000 times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 42,240,000 shaftments is 39,000 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.00002560 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 1,080 shaftments. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.