It's about half as long as The QE2.
In other words, 962.8 shaftments is 0.499 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 2 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.
It's about two times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 962.8 shaftments is 2.14 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.467 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 half as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 962.8 shaftments is 0.453 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 2.21 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 two-and-a-half times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 962.8 shaftments is 2.55 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.392 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 two-fifths as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 962.8 shaftments is 0.38511 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 2.5967 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 2,500.1 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 two-and-a-half times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.385 times 962.8 shaftments.(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 three times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 962.8 shaftments is 2.841 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.352 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 338.8 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.