It's about fifteen times as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 15.180 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 0.06588 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 2,965 shaftments 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 754.60 shaftments deep.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The English Channel
In other words, the length of The English Channel is 15.60 times 45,000 shaftments.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 702,000 shaftments, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The 405
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 0.058847 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 16.9930 times that amount.(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 764,700 shaftments. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.
It's about one-twentieth as long as Hadrian's Wall
In other words, the length of Hadrian's Wall is 18 times 45,000 shaftments.(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 790,000 shaftments (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.
It's about eighteen times as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, the height of The Empire State Building is 0.055556 times 45,000 shaftments.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 2,500.10 shaftments 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 twenty times as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 21.20 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.0472 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 twenty times as long as The QE2
In other words, 45,000 shaftments is 23.30 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.0429 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.