It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 0.830 times 26.60 ropes.(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 21 ropes. 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 seven-tenths as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 26.60 ropes is 0.7140 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 1.40 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 37.20 ropes 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 one-and-a-half times as long as a Football field.
In other words, 26.60 ropes is 1.477780 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 0.6766910 times that amount.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 18 ropes from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 1.50 ropes farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about one-and-a-half times as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, 26.60 ropes is 1.540 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 0.6490 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 17.20 ropes (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 17.30 ropes, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 0.590 times 26.60 ropes.(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 16 ropes. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 26.60 ropes is 1.7440 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.57340 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)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 15.250 ropes including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about three-fifths as long as The QE2.
In other words, 26.60 ropes is 0.5520 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 1.810 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 48.20 ropes. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 1,570,000,000 ropes, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.