It's about twenty times as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.0455 times 55 shaftments.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.00521 shaftments of 2.50 shaftments in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 27.10 times 55 shaftments.(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 one-thirty-fifth as long as The QE2.
In other words, the length of The QE2 is 35.10 times 55 shaftments.(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 one-fortieth as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 55 shaftments is 0.0259 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 38.60 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 one-forty-fifth as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 55 shaftments is 0.021999 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 45.4570 times that amount.(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 one-fifty-fifth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 55 shaftments is 0.01855 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 53.910 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-sixtieth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 58.80 times 55 shaftments.(上海环球金融中 上海環球金融中心, Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) (a.k.a. SWFC) (Shanghai, China) (to spire)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 3,230 shaftments tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100