
It's about onethirtyfifth as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, the height of The Space Needle is 33.60 times 216 inches.
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 7,240 inches tall. With a trackandwheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a preciselyconfigured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about onefortieth as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0242 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 41.30 times that amount.
(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 8,940 inches above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about onefiftyfifth as long as The QE2.
In other words, the length of The QE2 is 53.50 times 216 inches.
(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 11,600 inches. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 378,000,000,000 inches, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about onesixtieth as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0169 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 59.20 times that amount.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)The Eiffel Tower stands 12,800 inches 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 1,460 inches or less.
It's about oneseventieth as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0144 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 69.4440 times that amount.
(New York City, New York) (to top of building)The Empire State Building stands 15,000 inches 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 oneeightieth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.01214 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 82.370 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 17,790 inches 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 4,528 inches deep.
It's about oneninetieth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 216 inches is 0.0112 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 89.30 times that amount.
(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 19,400 inches 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 
