It's about as big as Buckingham Palace.
(a.k.a. Buckingham House) (Westminster, London, England)
Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British monarch, contains about 8,300 squares of total floor space. The palace was first inhabited by Queen Victoria in 1831, although after the death of her husband in 1861, the Queen endeavored to spend as little time there as public opinion would allow.
It's about nine-tenths as big as Alcatraz.
In other words, the size of Alcatraz is 1.10 times 8,611.1280 squares.(a.k.a. The Rock) (California)
Alcatraz Island measures 9,600 squares. It is known a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and has historically served as a lighthouse, fort, military prison, and — most famously — a federal prison.
It's about seven-tenths as big as Ellis Island.
In other words, 8,611.1280 squares is 0.7210 times the size of Ellis Island, and the size of Ellis Island is 1.390 times that amount.(Jersey City, New Jersey and New York City, New York)(now officially part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument)
Ellis Island, home of the Ellis Island Immigration Station, is 11,900 squares in total area. Nine-tenths of the island were artificially created after the New York-New Jersey borders had already been defined, leading to a sovereignty dispute which was settled by the US Supreme Court in 1998.
It's about one-and-a-half times as big as Windsor Castle.
In other words, the size of Windsor Castle is 0.670 times 8,611.1280 squares.(Windsor, England) (total site area)
One of the official residences of the British monarch, Windsor Castle measures about 5,700 squares. It is the largest inhabited castle in the world and is also the oldest in continuous use, having been occupied since it was built by William the Conqueror about 900 years ago.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as big as a Polo field.
In other words, 8,611.1280 squares is 1.594653330 times the size of a Polo field, and the size of a Polo field is 0.6270955460 times that amount.(for field polo) (United States Polo Association rules; unboarded side maximum)
An outdoor polo field must measure 274.32 m in length and 146.304 m to in width for a total playing area of up to 5,400 squares. Polo traces its origins to an Iranian (then Persian) war game from the 5th Century, which was played with as many as 100 players per side.
It's about three-fifths as big as The Pentagon.
In other words, 8,611.1280 squares is 0.580 times the size of The Pentagon, and the size of The Pentagon is 1.720 times that amount.(a.k.a. United States Department of Defense Headquarters) (Washington, D.C.) (total floor area)
The Pentagon, the world's largest office building, contains a total floor area of 14,900 squares. Built during World War II, the designers compensated for the steel rations then in effect by using 310,000 cu. m of concrete in the construction efforts.
It's about two-fifths as big as Grand Central Station.
In other words, the size of Grand Central Station is 3 times 8,611.1280 squares.(formally Grand Central Terminal, a.k.a. Grand Central, a.k.a. GCT) (New York City, New York) (total terminal area). Grand Central station, the largest train station in the world by platform count, measures 20,000 squares in total area. The large flag which was suspended from the concourse ceiling following the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks measures about 8 squares.