It's about one-twentieth as long as The QE2.
In other words, 147 hands is 0.0508 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 19.70 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 2,890 hands. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 94,500,000,000 hands, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-twentieth as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 147 hands is 0.0461 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 21.70 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 3,190 hands 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 364 hands or less.
It's about twenty times as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.043 times 147 hands.(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 6.50 hands, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 13 hands. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 147 hands is 0.039199 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 25.5110 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 3,750.10 hands 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
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 147 hands is 0.03305 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 30.260 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 4,448 hands 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 1,132 hands deep.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 32.90 times 147 hands.(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 4,840 hands 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-thirty-fifth as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 34 times 147 hands.(a.k.a. Taipei Financial Center, a.k.a. 台北101, a.k.a. 臺北101) (Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan) (to spire)
The Taipei 101 reaches 5,000 hands to its spire. The tower itself is said to be the style in world's tallest sundial, with the circular area of the adjacent Millennium Park acting as the sundial's face.