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It's about one-fortieth as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 42 times 23 nails.
(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 960 nails in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.
It's about one-forty-fifth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 42.90 times 23 nails.
(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 987 nails tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about one-forty-fifth as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, the height of The Cinderella Castle is 43.90 times 23 nails.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 1,010 nails tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about one-fiftieth as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 23 nails is 0.0192 times the width of The Wingspan of a 747, and the width of The Wingspan of a 747 is 52.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 1,200 nails. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 145,000,000 nails before refueling.
It's about one-sixtieth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 59 times 23 nails.
(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 1,300 nails. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-seventieth as tall as The Statue of Liberty
In other words, 23 nails is 0.01414 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 70.720 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 1,627 nails including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-seventieth as tall as Big Ben
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 71 times 23 nails.
(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 1,700 nails. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.