
It's about seven times as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, 216 inches is 6.90 times the length of a Man's Footstep, and the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.140 times that amount.
(for healthy, middleaged man of average height; single step length)According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a man's step is 31 inches, for an average stride (twostep's length) of 62 inches. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about eightandahalf times as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 0.120 times 216 inches.
(for healthy, middleaged 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 26 inches, for an average stride (twostep's length) of 52 inches. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about onetenth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.1170 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 8.550 times that amount.
(Chicago, Illinois)The Chicago Water Tower is 1,850 inches tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fastfood restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about onetenth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.110 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 9.10 times that amount.
(Paris, France)The Arc de Triomphe stands 1,900 inches tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about onetenth as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.10620 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 9.4160 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)Nelson's Column measures 2,033 inches from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about onetenth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0973 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 10.30 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 2,220 inches tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about onetenth as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0953 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 10.50 times that amount.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 2,270 inches 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. 
