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How long is 938 hands?

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It's about as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 1 times 938 hands.
(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 one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 938 hands is 1.025 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.9756 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)
It's about nine-tenths as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, 938 hands is 0.908 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 1.1 times that amount.
It's about nine-tenths as long as a Football field.
In other words, 938 hands is 0.868519 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 1.15139 times that amount.
(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
It's about nine-tenths as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 938 hands is 0.8563 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 1.168 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 1,095 hands 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-and-three-tenths times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.77 times 938 hands.
(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 1.4 times 938 hands.
(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 1,300 hands. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.