It's about one-and-four-fifths times as long as The QE2.
In other words, 3,460 shaftments is 1.790 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.5590 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 three-fifths as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, 3,460 shaftments is 0.5560 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 1.80 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 6,220 shaftments in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about half as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 3,460 shaftments is 0.5390 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 1.860 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 6,420 shaftments. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 3,460 shaftments is 2.320 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.4310 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 three times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 3,460 shaftments is 2.870 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.3480 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 three times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 3,460 shaftments is 3.03 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.330 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 1,140 shaftments to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about three times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 3,460 shaftments is 3.11480 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.321050 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 1,110.80 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.