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It's about four-and-a-half times as tall as a Telephone Pole
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.230 times 308 shaftments.
(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 72 shaftments tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 308 shaftments is 0.2070 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 4.830 times that amount.
(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 five-and-a-half times as long as a London bus
In other words, the length of a London bus is 0.1790 times 308 shaftments.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 55 shaftments in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about one-fifth as long as The QE2
In other words, 308 shaftments is 0.160 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 6.250 times that amount.
(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-tenth as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 308 shaftments is 0.1450 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 6.90 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 eight times as tall as a Giraffe
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 0.10 times 308 shaftments.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 40 shaftments tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 308 shaftments is 0.12320 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 8.11690 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 102nd floor of the building.