It's about one-eightieth as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 4.20 shaftments is 0.0124 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 80.650 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 one-ninetieth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 4.20 shaftments is 0.0113 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 88.50 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 one-ninetieth as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 4.20 shaftments is 0.0111 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 90.10 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-one-hundredth as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 4.20 shaftments is 0.00934 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 107 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 449 shaftments. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 54,400,000 shaftments before refueling.
It's about one-one-hundredth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, 4.20 shaftments is 0.0084 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 120 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 500 shaftments. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 4.20 shaftments is 0.006883 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 145.30 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 610.20 shaftments including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 150 times 4.20 shaftments.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 630 shaftments. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.