Bluebulb Projects presents:
The Measure of Things Logo
Enter a measurement to see comparisons


Equivalents in other units


How long is 16 yards?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

It's about eighteen times as tall as Verne Troyer
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 0.056 times 16 yards.
(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 0.890 yards. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about nineteen times as long as a Man's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.053 times 16 yards.
(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a man's step is 0.860 yards, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 1.70 yards. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-twentieth as long as The QE2
In other words, 16 yards is 0.0498 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 20.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 322 yards. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 10,500,000,000 yards, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about twenty times as long as a Woman's Footstep
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.045 times 16 yards.
(for healthy, middle-aged woman of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a woman's step is 0.720 yards, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 1.40 yards. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-twentieth as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 16 yards is 0.0452 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 22.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 354 yards 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 40.50 yards or less.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 16 yards is 0.038399 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 26.042 times that amount.
(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 416.680 yards 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 102nd floor of the building.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 16 yards is 0.03238 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 30.880 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 494.20 yards 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 125.80 yards deep.