It's about as tall as Blackpool Tower.
(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 1,040 shaftments to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 630,000 shaftments to the northwest.
It's about as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 1.02 times 1,040 shaftments.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 1,060 shaftments from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 1,040 shaftments is 1.04 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.962 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 1,000 shaftments tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 1.04 times 1,040 shaftments.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 1,080 shaftments. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 1,040 shaftments is 0.93624 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 1.0681 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 1,110.8 shaftments tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 1,040 shaftments is 0.861 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 1.16 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 1,210 shaftments tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 0.83 times 1,040 shaftments.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 850 shaftments. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.