It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 146.70 barleycorns is 0.0073369 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 136.30 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 19,995 barleycorns 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-one-hundred-fiftieth as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 146.70 barleycorns is 0.00714 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 140 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 20,600 barleycorns 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-one-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 146.70 barleycorns is 0.00675 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 148 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 21,700 barleycorns 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-two-hundredth as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 146.70 barleycorns is 0.00547 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 183 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 26,800 barleycorns 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-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The QE2.
In other words, 146.70 barleycorns is 0.00422 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 237 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 34,700 barleycorns. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 1,130,000,000,000 barleycorns, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 146.70 barleycorns is 0.00383 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 261 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 38,300 barleycorns 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 4,370 barleycorns or less.
It's about one-three-hundredth as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 146.70 barleycorns is 0.0032599 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 306.760 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 45,001 barleycorns 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