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It's about six times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 5.90 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.170 times that amount.
(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 85 shaftments. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.16860 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 5.9310 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-fifth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.1550 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 6.450 times that amount.
(上海环球金融中 上海環球金融中心, Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) (a.k.a. SWFC) (Shanghai, China) (to spire)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 3,230 shaftments tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100th floor, approximately 3,110 shaftments above ground).
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.150 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 6.670 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Taipei Financial Center, a.k.a. 台北101, a.k.a. 臺北101) (Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan) (to spire)
The Taipei 101 reaches 3,330 shaftments to its spire. The tower itself is said to be the style in world's tallest sundial, with the circular area of the adjacent Millennium Park acting as the sundial's face.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.1450 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 6.90 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 3,460 shaftments to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 2,710 shaftments.
It's about seven times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 6.90 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.140 times that amount.
(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-tenth as tall as The Ostankino Tower.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.140 times the height of The Ostankino Tower, and the height of The Ostankino Tower is 7.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 3,500 shaftments to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 3,300 shaftments.