
It's about half as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 610.20 shaftments is 0.549320 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 1.82040 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.
It's about half as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 610.20 shaftments is 0.5340 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 1.870 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 oneandninetenths times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.530 times 610.20 shaftments.
(Paris, France)The Arc de Triomphe stands 320 shaftments tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about twice as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 610.20 shaftments is 1.980 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.5050 times that amount.
(Chicago, Illinois)The Chicago Water Tower is 308 shaftments tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fastfood restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about half as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 610.20 shaftments is 0.5050 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 1.980 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 trackandwheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a preciselyconfigured 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 twofifths as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 610.20 shaftments is 0.410 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 2.440 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 threetenths as long as The QE2.
In other words, 610.20 shaftments is 0.3160 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 3.160 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.

