There are not many things that are exactly 50 meters. In fact, it’s rare to find something that is 50 feet long. Most of the things are close to 50 meters but not exact. It’s, however, fun learning which kind of things are 50 meters long. Here are some of the items:
1. The Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe was completed in 1982 and is located in Pyongyang. It stands at 49 meters long and is one of the most famous monuments in Paris and is situated at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle.
Its main purpose for being built is to honor those who fought and died for France during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. It has the names of all the French victories and generals on the outer and inner surfaces.
2. Nelson’s Column
Nelson’s column was built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died in 1805 during the battle of Trafalgar. It took a while before it was done but was finished in 1843.
Nelson’s column was funded by private donations and the Tsar of Russia. Its 51.64 meters from the first step of the pedestal’s base to the top of the statue’s hat.
3. The Chicago Water Tower
The Chicago Water Tower is the city’s most familiar and treasured landmark. It was constructed between 1867 and 1869 for Chicago’s municipal water system.
Its 46.9 meters tall and is among the inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants. Most of these restaurants begin with “Building Number 8.”
4. The Mahabodhi Temple
The Mahabodhi Temple is an ancient UNESCO World Heritage site and is 55 meters high. Although it’s ancient, it has been rebuilt and restored over the years, making it remain appealing.
Its located in Bodh Gaya, which is about 96 Km from Patna, Bihar State in India. This temple has remained to be sacred for over 2000 years.
5. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is among the remarkable architectural structures from medieval Europe. It’s 56.4 meters along the angle of its lean and is located in the Italian town of Pisa, which is among the most visited cities in Europe.
This Tower was initially built to be vertical but started to lean during its construction.
6. The Cinderella Castle
The Cinderella Castle is a home fairy tale that welcomes you Into the World World of magic where your dreams come true. A tranquil moat surrounds the 57.6 meters tall castle.
It uses the optical trick known as “forced perspective”. This means that the castle gets smaller near the top but then appears larger than it is.
7. Ha’Penny Bridge
The Ha’Penny Bridge was built in May 1816 over the River Liffey in Dublin in Ireland. Its made of cast iron and measures 42.9 meters in total length.
This bridge is crossed by over 30000 pedestrians every day. It connects Ormond Quay lower to Wellington Quay. After it was constructed, people were charged a ha’penny to cross through it.
8. The Wingspan of a 747
The Wingspan of a 747 is a wide-body airliner which is the largest variant of the 747. Its 68.4 meters and can travel 8290000 meters before refueling. It has more than 400 seats available, creating a unique opportunity to maximize the bottom-line potential of any high-volume route.
Its engine is GEnx-2B and has a basic structure and sweep while its engine is thicker and deeper. This helps it to hold more fuel.
9. Giant Sequoia
Giant Sequoia is located in the Sierra Nevada around Visalia, California. It can grow to 76 meters and is the World’s most massive tree. It’s the largest living organism on earth, but it’s not the tallest species, not the wildest, and still not the oldest tree.
This tree is adapted to forest fires as their bark are fire-resistant, while its cones are usually open immediately there is a fire.
10. Football field
According to the NFL’s specifications, A football field is supposed to be twice 50 meters from one end to another.
Each goalpost is located at the end of the scoring area, and it’s possible that a play may need to travel 9.1440 meters farther when kicked into the scoring area than when it’s rushed or passed.
The dimension of stuff has been an interest of mine ever since I was a child. What I believe is most fascinating about the dimension of stuff is how extremely long, tall and wide some objects are both on earth and in the universe.