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It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00427 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 234 times that amount.
(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 9.330 rods 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 one-two-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 240 times 0.0398 rods.
(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 9.70 rods tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.003876 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 258 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 10.270 rods from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about one-three-hundredth as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.0036 times the height of The Mahabodhi Temple, and the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 280 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 11 rods in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.
It's about one-three-hundredth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00355 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 282 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 11.20 rods 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-three-hundredth as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00348 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 287 times that amount.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 11.50 rods 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-three-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00292 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 342 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 13.60 rods. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 1,650,000 rods before refueling.