It's about one-one-thousandth as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.000882 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 1,130 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 45.10 rods 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-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The QE2
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.000681 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 1,470 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 58.50 rods. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 1,910,000,000 rods, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.000618 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 1,620 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 64.40 rods 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 7.360 rods or less.
It's about one-two-thousandth as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00052535 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 1,903.50 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 75.760 rods 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 2,000 times as long as a Strand of Hair
It's about 2,000 times as tall as a sheet of Paper
It's about 2,000 times as tall as a Human hair, Strand of