16 Things That Are About 45 Meters (m) Long

To get an idea of what is 45 meters long, consider an item that’s about 147 feet — that’s 45 meters.

We’re making a list of items that are 45 meters long or a multiple of.


7 ½ Giraffes

The average giraffe stands about 6 meters tall. Imagine seven and a half giraffes standing on top of one another; that’s about 45 meters high.

Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth. Their legs alone are taller than the height of most human beings, at about 6 feet.

3 ½ Dinosaurs

During the dinosaur era, a Brachiosaurus had an estimated height of up to 13 meters. That would make three and a half brachiosaurus’ about 45 meters long.

There were more than 700 species of dinosaurs. Speaking of length, one of the biggest dinosaurs was the Argentinosaurus. The dinosaur with the longest name was the Micropachycephalosaurus. 


½ Length of a Football Field

An American football field is about 100 yards or 91 meters long, not counting the end zones.

That makes the length of half a football field (minus the endzone) about 45 meters long. The field is 160 feet wide, or a little over 45 meters at 49 meters wide.

Emilo Azcarraga Yacht

The Emilo Azcarraga is a 45 meter long (147-foot) luxury yacht that nearly sank in 1989 in a rocky cove off the coast of Maine.

Sixteen people were on the multi-million dollar boat, and all were evacuated safely.

4 Standard Telephone Poles

A standard telephone pole is 11 meters high. Four telephone poles stacked high would be about 45 meters.

There are 180 million utility poles in the U.S., but the tallest pole is 1,137 feet tall. That’s like 45 meters 25 times.

Riddle Revenge Thrill Ride

Six Flags Over Texas has more than 13 world-class roller coasters and nearly 20 thrilling rides.

Among them is the Riddler Revenge that will take you off the ground into the air up to 45 meters (147 feet).

London Eye Ferris Wheel

The London Eye was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel from 1999 to 2006.

It stands at 135 meters long. That’s exactly 45 meters three times.

Building Structures

Anchieta Building

Palácio Anchieta Vitória Espírito Santo 2019-4344

The Anchieta Building in São Paulo, Brazil was constructed from 1941–1943. The architecture was done by Milton and Marcelo Roberto. The structure is exactly 45 meters in length.

Edifício Esther

Edifício Esther 2019

Edifício Esther in São Paulo, Brazil was constructed from 1934–1938. The architecture was done by Adhemar Marinho. The structure is exactly 45 meters in length.

Chicago Water Tower

The Chicago Water Tower was built in 1869 and is just a little higher than 45 meters, standing at 47 meters high. Inside the tower was a high standpipe to hold water that stood 42 meters high.

After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the tower was the only public building in the burned zone to survive and is among the few surviving structures still standing today. 

Arch de Triomphe

If you’re familiar with France’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, you’re no stranger to the Arc de Triomphe.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies beneath the arch, which stands a little over 45 meters tall and 45 meters wide.

Napoleon I commissioned the arch in 1806 to celebrate the military achievements of the French armies. 

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has gone through many changes since its original structure in 1803.

Although now standing taller than the first two constructions, in 1854 the tower was raised to stand just about 45 meters high at 140 feet.

Three Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, was originally built in 2570 BC, and at 147 meters, was the tallest structure until 1300.

The structure is currently 139 meters high, just over 45 meters three times.

Torre del Caballito

The Torre del Caballito is a skyscraper in Mexico City. The scraper is 135 meters, that’s exactly 45 meters three times. The building’s total area is 131,000 square meters.


Jump for Cliff Divers

Cliff diving is one of the most dangerous extreme sports.

Competitive cliff divers will dive from 18 to 26 meters high. Professional show divers in Acapulco sometimes jump from 147 feet or 45 meters above the water.

King Kong in the Movies

King Kong movies debuted in 1933. From that time until now, King Kong’s height has changed dramatically — from 24 feet in 1933 to 104 in 2017.

But he wasn’t at his highest point in 2017. Ironically, he stood his highest in 1962 at 147 feet tall. That’s 45 meters long.