It's about one-tenth as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.0937 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 10.70 times that amount.(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 288 fathoms to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 226 fathoms.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Ostankino Tower.
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 11 times 27 fathoms.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 300 fathoms to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 270 fathoms.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The CN Tower.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.089237 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 11.2060 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 302.560 fathoms tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about twelve times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 27 fathoms is 12.110 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.08258 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 2.230 fathoms. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Canton Tower.
In other words, the height of a Canton Tower is 12 times 27 fathoms.(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 330 fathoms to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as Gocta Falls.
In other words, the height of Gocta Falls is 15.60 times 27 fathoms.(a.k.a. Gocta Cataracts, a.k.a. Catarata del Gocta) (Amazonas, Peru) (total height)
Gocta Falls, a waterfall on the Cocahuayco River, measures 422 fathoms in total height. Although it sits just 23,000 fathoms from the major city of Chachapoyas, the waterfall was unknown to non-locals until it was documented during a 2005 expedition by a German economist.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as Burj Dubai.
In other words, the height of Burj Dubai is 16.80 times 27 fathoms.(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 453 fathoms to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 316 fathoms on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 156 fathoms on the 78th floor.