It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.000066390 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 15,060 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 45,190 centimeters 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 11,500 centimeters deep.
It's about 15,000 times as long as a Mitochondrion
In other words, the length of a Mitochondrion is 0.00006250 times 3 centimeters.(Eukaryotic; average)
A mitochondrion measures between 0.75 and 3 micrometers (Âµm). The mitochondrion is commonly referred to as the powerhouse of the cell, responsible for the generation of ATP. The size, shape, and distribution of mitochondria varies widely, with human liver cells each having 1,000 to 2,000 mitochondria.
It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 16,400 times 3 centimeters.(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 49,200 centimeters 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 100
It's about one-twenty-thousandth as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 18,000 times 3 centimeters.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 54,000 centimeters 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 50,000 centimeters.
It's about one-twenty-thousandth as tall as The CN Tower
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.0000542170 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 18,444 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 55,333 centimeters tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about one-twenty-thousandth as tall as a Canton Tower
In other words, the height of a Canton Tower is 20,000 times 3 centimeters.(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 61,000 centimeters to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about one-twenty-five-thousandth as tall as Gocta Falls
In other words, the height of Gocta Falls is 25,700 times 3 centimeters.(a.k.a. Gocta Cataracts, a.k.a. Catarata del Gocta) (Amazonas, Peru) (total height)
Gocta Falls, a waterfall on the Cocahuayco River, measures 77,100 centimeters in total height. Although it sits just 4,200,000 centimeters from the major city of Chachapoyas, the waterfall was unknown to non-locals until it was documented during a 2005 expedition by a German economist.