It's about thirteen times as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 38,653.50 shaftments is 13.04 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 0.07669 times that amount.(a.k.a. Menara Berkembar Petronas, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 2,965 shaftments to their spires. Holding the record as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, the towers continue to hold the record for the deepest foundation barrettes — up to 754.60 shaftments deep.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 15 times 38,653.50 shaftments.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 580,000 shaftments in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 170 shaftments above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about fifteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 38,653.50 shaftments is 15.4610 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.064679 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 102
It's about one-twentieth as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 38,653.50 shaftments is 0.0551 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 18.10 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 702,000 shaftments, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
It's about eighteen times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 38,653.50 shaftments is 18.20 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.0549 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 one-twentieth as long as The 405.
In other words, 38,653.50 shaftments is 0.050547 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 19.7840 times that amount.(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 764,700 shaftments. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.
It's about twenty times as long as The QE2.
In other words, the length of The QE2 is 0.05 times 38,653.50 shaftments.(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.