It's about one-fourth as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, 14 yards is 0.230 times the height of The Mahabodhi Temple, and the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 4.30 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 60 yards 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-fourth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 14 yards is 0.2270 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 4.410 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 61.70 yards 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-fifth as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 14 yards is 0.2220 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 4.50 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 63 yards 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-fifth as long as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 14 yards is 0.1870 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 5.350 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 74.90 yards. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 9,060,000 yards before refueling.
It's about five-and-a-half times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.180 times 14 yards.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2.50 yards. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.
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It's about six times as tall as André the Giant
In other words, 14 yards is 5.80 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.170 times that amount.(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 2.40 yards tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 2.30 yards and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about six times as tall as Shaq
In other words, 14 yards is 5.80 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 0.170 times that amount.(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2.40 yards tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.