It's about one-five-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.00017721 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 5,643 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 16,929 centimeters 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 one-six-thousandth as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.000172 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 5,810 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 17,400 centimeters 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 one-six-thousandth as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.000163 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 6,130 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 18,400 centimeters tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured 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 one-seven-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.000132 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 7,580 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 22,700 centimeters 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 one-ten-thousandth as long as The QE2.
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.000102 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 9,800 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 29,400 centimeters. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 960,000,000,000 centimeters, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-ten-thousandth as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.00009260 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 10,800 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 32,400 centimeters 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 3,700 centimeters or less.
It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.0000787380 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 12,700 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 38,101 centimeters 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