Bluebulb Projects presents:
The Measure of Things Logo
Enter a measurement to see comparisons


Equivalents in other units


How long is 216 inches?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 24 times 216 inches.
(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 5,100 inches. 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.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0359 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 27.90 times that amount.
(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 6,020 inches tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0347 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 28.80 times that amount.
(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 6,220 inches to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 3,780,000 inches to the northwest.
It's about one-thirtieth as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0339 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 29.50 times that amount.
(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 6,380 inches from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0333 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 30 times that amount.
(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 6,500 inches. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.032408 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 30.8570 times that amount.
(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 6,665 inches 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-thirtieth as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0315 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 31.70 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 6,850 inches 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).