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How long is 126 cubits?

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It's about as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 126 cubits is 1.02 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.98 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 123 cubits 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 one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 126 cubits is 1.116 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.8961 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
It's about four-fifths as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 126 cubits is 0.841 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 1.19 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.83 times 126 cubits.
(Paris, France)
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 126 cubits is 1.23 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.813 times that amount.
(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 103 cubits tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about three-fourths as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 1.3 times 126 cubits.
(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 170 cubits. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.