It's about four-fifths as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 243 shaftments is 0.790 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 1.270 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 308 shaftments tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 1.30 times 243 shaftments.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 320 shaftments tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about one-and-one-third times as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, the length of Baseball base distances is 0.740740 times 243 shaftments.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 180 shaftments. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about seven-tenths as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 243 shaftments is 0.71710 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 1.3950 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 338.80 shaftments from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about two-thirds as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 243 shaftments is 0.6570 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 1.520 times that amount.(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 370 shaftments 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 two-thirds as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 243 shaftments is 0.6430 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 1.560 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 378 shaftments 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-and-four-fifths times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 243 shaftments is 1.840910 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.543210 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 132 shaftments. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 4.724410 shaftments tall including the bails.