Ninety-four feet may seem like a strange length of measurement.
Yet, there are some things that are easily compared to the length of 94 feet. This article will highlight eight things that are 94 feet long.
1. Twice as Long as a Semi-Trailer
Depending on the state you live in, the maximum allowable length of a semi-trailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 48 to 53 feet.
A short semi-trailer is about half the length of 94 feet. On average, the semi-trailer ranges in width from 7 ½ to 8 ½ feet. Semi-trailers can tow up to 36,000 kg (almost 80,000 pounds) in gross weight.
2. Half as Tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy is known for its nearly four-degree lean. This lean is due to the tower’s unstable foundation.
The tower stands 185 feet tall along the angle of its lean (the high side) and 183 feet from the ground on its low side. The tower stands almost twice the length of 94 feet.
The width of the walls at the base is eight feet and weighs 14,500 tons. The tower has 294 steps with two fewer steps on the seventh floor of the north-facing staircase.
3. Half as Tall as the Cinderella Castle
Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle is 183 feet tall, almost half the height of 94 feet.
The castle’s architecture uses the optical trick known as “forced perspective”, where the castle gets smaller near the top to appear larger than it truly is.
Cinderella Castle is more than 100 feet taller than Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland.
Cinderella Castle at Disney World and its near-twin in Tokyo were the tallest Disney theme park castles until the completion of the Enchanted Storybook Castle in Shanghai Disneyland Park.
4. One-Fifth The Height of The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo, Egypt, had an original height of 430 feet. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years.
Much of the smooth white limestone casing was removed, which lowered the pyramid’s height to the present height of 454 feet. The pyramid is five times the height of 94 feet.
5. Two and Half Times as Tall as A Telephone Pole
The standard utility pole in the United States is about 40 feet (12 m) long and is buried about six feet (2 m) in the ground.
Some poles can be as high as 120 feet (37 m) tall. Poles are usually spaced about 125 feet (38 m) apart in urban areas and 300 feet (91 m) in rural areas.
Two and half standard-sized utility telephone poles are just a little over 94 feet.
6. One-Eighth The Size of the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge has two main towers that support the two main cables. The height of the tower above water is 746 feet (227 m); that’s one-eighth of 94 feet.
The total length of the bridge is 1.7 miles or 8,981 feet. That includes approaches from abutment to abutment. When you add the distance to the toll plaza, the total bridge length is 9,150 feet (2,788 m).
7. Two Megalodons
Megalodon sharks are considered one of the largest shark species to have ever existed.
It’s estimated that megalodons could grow between 47 feet to 67 feet in length, with a weight of 50 to 70 tons. Two megalodons at 47 feet are exactly 94 feet long.
8. Blue Whale
The blue whale is the largest animal known to have ever existed. It can reach a length of 98 feet (29.9 m) long and weigh up to 199 tons.
At least 88 blue whales have been reported as being longer. The longest blue whale reported at 98 feet, is just a few feet shy of 94 feet.
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.