It's about 150 times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.0071 times 45,000 shaftments.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 320 shaftments 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.
It's about 150 times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 146 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.00685 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 150 times as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 0.00625 times 45,000 shaftments.(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 281 shaftments in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about one-two-hundredth as long as The Rhine
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 0.0052 times the length of The Rhine, and the length of The Rhine is 192 times that amount.(a.k.a. Rhein, a.k.a. Rijn, a.k.a. Rhin, a.k.a. Rain, a.k.a. Reno, a.k.a. Rhenus, a.k.a. Ryn) (from near Reichenau, Switzerland through Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Rhine river runs 8,660,000 shaftments in total length. The World War II Battle of Arnhem, as memorialized in the 1974 book and 1977 movie A Bridge Too Far, was the first of several attempts to capture key bridges across the Rhine, beginning with the Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands.
It's about 250 times as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, the length of Baseball base distances is 0.004 times 45,000 shaftments.(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 one-three-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Colorado River
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 0.00294 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 340 times that amount.(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 15,300,000 shaftments in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 18,000 shaftments above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about 350 times as long as a Cricket Pitch
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 340.9090 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.00293333 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.