It's about one-fourth as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 147 hands is 0.2590 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 3.860 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 567 hands 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 one-fifth as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 147 hands is 0.2180 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 4.590 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 674 hands. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 81,600,000 hands before refueling.
It's about one-fifth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 5 times 147 hands.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 750 hands. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 147 hands is 0.16060 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 6.2270 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 915.30 hands including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-fifth as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, 147 hands is 0.160 times the height of Big Ben, and the height of Big Ben is 6.30 times that amount.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 940 hands. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about six-and-a-half times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.150 times 147 hands.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 23 hands. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.
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It's about seven times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, 147 hands is 6.80 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.150 times that amount.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 22 hands tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 21 hands and his true height is the subject of some dispute.