You have probably referred to 1000 feet before but 9000 feet? It seems beyond the reach of imagination. However, tall structures can give you a good idea of what 9000 feet looks like.
You might need to consider more than one of these things stacked on top of each other to get the full picture. Check out the following things that are 9000 feet long.
1. The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon National Park covers a massive 1,904 square miles bigger than the state of Rhode Island, which is around 1,212 square miles.
There is even a town with a population of 208 people living inside the canyon. The highest elevation of the Grand Canyon reaches between 8000 and 9000 feet.
2. The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is not golden. It is in-between red and orange. Also, it was named among the seven wonders of the modern world. The total length of this magnificent bridge is estimated to be just shy of 9000 feet at 8980 feet.
3. 9 Eifel Towers
Did you know that the Eifel tower was built as an entrance arch for the World fair in 1889? At 1063 feet, it is the tallest structure in Paris. Therefore, you would need to visualize nine Eifel Towers on top of each other to get 9000 feet.
4. 9 Cruise Ships
Cruise ships vary in size. The largest cruise ships carry over 9000 people while the smallest carry just about 100 people.
The Largest Cruise Ship measures 1184 feet long, but a cruise ship’s average length is about 1000 feet. Therefore, lining nine average-sized cruise ships would equal 9000 feet in length.
5. 10 of Titanic
The Titanic was one of the largest liners to have been built at the time. It measured just under 900 feet long and carried 2,223 passengers, 1,517 of whom died in the accident.
Today, the wreckage lies 12,600 feet underwater. Ten such ships in a line would add up to 9000 feet lengthwise.
6. 3 of Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa holds the record for the tallest building in the world. At a staggering 2,722 feet, the Burj Khalifa has a record high of 160 stories. Additionally, the weight of the material used in building this skyscraper is equivalent to 100,000 elephants.
Three such buildings stacked on top of each other would equal approximately 9000 feet.
7. 7 Laps Around A Running Track
The very first track race was held in Greece at the first Olympics in 776 BC. A standard running track today measures exactly 400m in length. Therefore, it would take approximately seven laps around the track to cover a distance of 9000 feet or 2800 meters.
8. Airport Runway
The longest airport runway worldwide is at Qamdo Bamda Airport in the mountains of Tibet. It measures 18,045 feet long, twice the length of an average airport runway. Airport runways are usually between 8000 and 13,000 feet long. The average length, especially in the US, is between 9000 feet.
9. 16 Washington Monuments
Standing 555 feet high, the Washington Monument was the tallest manmade structure in the world at its official opening in 1888. It includes 896 steps and still stands as the tallest object in DC. At 555 feet, it means you will need 16 such obelisks stacked on top of each other to make 9000 feet.
10. 25 Football fields
American football developed from a combination of rugby and soccer. The two games were popular, but America decided to come up with something distinctively American. A football field today measures 360 feet long by 160 feet wide. Therefore, to get 9000 feet, you would need 25 football fields side by side to make that much in length.
11. 180 Semi-Truck Trailers
Semi-truck trailers cover a distance of about 45,000 miles every year. Also, they carry so much forward momentum that it will take the distance of two football fields for a semi to come to a stop. On average, semi-truck trailers are 50 feet long, meaning 180 trucks parked one behind the other will reach 9000 feet.
12. 150 Bowling Lanes
The largest bowling center globally is the Inazawa Grand Bowling Center in Japan. It holds a Guinness World of records and has a total of 116 bowling lanes. The standard length of a bowling lane is 60 feet, and it would take 150 bowling lanes to make 9000 feet.
13. 5 CN Towers
The CN Tower is one of the wonders of the Modern World. It took more than three years to build, and at the time and in 1976, it was the tallest tower in the world. The CN tower stands at approximately 1800 feet, meaning five CN towers, one on top of the other will make 9000 feet.
In conclusion, 9000 feet is quite a distance. The tallest building in the world, the Burj is not even half this length. However, picturing more than one of the tallest structures in the world helps in visualizing how long 9000 feet is.
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.