It's about one-fifth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 8,290 nails is 0.19110 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 5.2330 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 43,380 nails in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 1,600 nails and 2,128 nails) in the world, having a height of 1,697 nails.
It's about six times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, 8,290 nails is 6.20 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.160 times that amount.(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 1,300 nails. 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.
It's about seven times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 8,290 nails is 6.920 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.1450 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)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 1,200 nails. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 145,000,000 nails before refueling.
It's about eight times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 8,290 nails is 8.230 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.1220 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 1,010 nails 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.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In other words, 8,290 nails is 0.120 times the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 8.30 times that amount.(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 68,000 nails. Gene Autry, most famous as the singer of "Back in the Saddle Again" and as the writer and singer of "Here Comes Santa Claus," is the only entertainer to have a star in every category — film, television, recording, radio, and theater. One of Autry's stars is also one of only two stars which have been stolen from the Walk and never recovered.
It's about eight-and-a-half times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.1190 times 8,290 nails.(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 987 nails 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-tenth as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In other words, 8,290 nails is 0.1177560 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 8.492140 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 70,400 nails. While famous for its automotive racing, the first motorsport held at the track was a series of motorcycle races in August, 1909 — a little less than two years before the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race was run.