9 Things That Are About 59 Feet (ft) Long/Tall

What do you envision when you think 59 feet? Probably not much comes to mind. Fifty-nine (59) feet is not your everyday measurement, so there’s nothing that comes to mind. This post will help you get an idea of just how long or wide 59 feet is. Here are nine things to help you envision 59 feet.

1. Bowling Lane

A bowling lane is 42 inches wide and 60 feet long. That’s just one foot longer than 59 feet. A bowling lane is 39 boards wide, totaling 41.5 inches making each board 1.06 inches in width.

On the left and right side of the lane are two gutters that sit lowered from the lane surface by 1 7/8″. Each gutter is a full 9 1/4″ in width, fitting a bowling ball in them with a little extra wiggle room.

2. Twice The Length of a London bus

The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 61 feet in length, just a little over 59 feet.

The open-door buses make it easy for riders to board and exit even while the bus is traveling at low speeds. The bus is eight feet wide and measures 16 feet high. It weighs over 26,000 pounds.

3. One-Third the Height of The Mahabodhi Temple

The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar, India, is an ancient Buddhist temple.

It includes two large straight-sided Shikhara towers, the largest of which is 180 feet in total height. That’s almost three times the height of 59 feet.

The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.

4. Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramids of Giza were erected on a rocky plateau on the west bank of the Nile River in northern Egypt. The entrance to the Great Pyramid is on the north side, about 59 feet (18 meters) above ground level.

The designations of the pyramids correspond to the kings for whom they were built. The largest of the three pyramids has a base that averages 755.75 feet (230 meters), and its original height is 481.4 feet (147 meters).

Initially standing at 146.5 meters (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.

5. Megalodon Shark

Megalodon sharks are thought to have ruled the ocean millions of years ago. They are considered the largest shark and largest fish to ever have lived.

UK researchers from the University of Bristol and Swansea University looked at rare fossils of megalodon teeth and used mathematical calculations to work out their full size.

Data suggests that megalodon sharks would have grown up to 59 feet (18 meters) in length.

6. Life-Sized Gundam Anime Robot 

The Japanese company, Bandai Namco Group, is thrilling anime fans around the world after creating a life-size Gundam robot that stands at a whopping 59-feet tall.

Positioned outside the Gundam Factory in Yokohama, Gundam measures 18 meters (59 feet) tall and weighs 25 metric tons (approximately 55,000 pounds).

The robot is based on a creation from the Japanese military science fiction television show Mobile Suit Gundam.

7. One-Sixth The Height of a Football Field

According to NFL specifications, an American football field measures 360 feet from end to end, nearly six times the height of 59 feet.

Because each team’s goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 30 feet farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.

8. One-Ninth as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach

The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, California, is a par 3 measuring 531 feet from the blue tee.

This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus’ 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a one-iron shot that bounced off the hole’s flag and resulted in a birdie. Pebble Beach has seven 18-hole golf courses and one nine-hole course.

9. Ten Average Size Men

The average adult male is five feet, eight inches, and averages 174 to 201 pounds, depending on age.

Ten average height men standing on top of one another would stand about 59 feet high.