It's about thirteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 13.710 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 0.07294 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 14 times 40,640 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 sixteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 16.2560 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.061516 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-fifteenth as long as The English Channel.
In other words, the length of The English Channel is 17.30 times 40,640 shaftments.(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 one-twentieth as long as The 405.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 0.053145 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 18.8160 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 nineteen times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 40,640 shaftments is 19.10 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.0524 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 Hadrian's Wall.
In other words, the length of Hadrian's Wall is 19 times 40,640 shaftments.(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 790,000 shaftments (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.