The distance of 500 feet is described with several objects around us. To know how far is 500 feet, we will pick up some of the most commonly spotted examples to describe the length easily.

1) 50-storey building

2) Half of the Eiffel tower

3) 10 Shipping Containers

4) Five Blue Whales

5) Two Boeing 777-300

6) 1.4 Football field

7) Half of Cruise ships

8) Two City blocks

9) Distance between street lights

10) 5 garden hoses

11) 10 Volleyball courts

12) 25 Green Anaconda snake

13) 11 School buses

14) As tall as the Spring Buddha temple

15) Nine-tenths as tall as the Singapore Flyer

16) The Blackpool Tower in California

17) The Washington Memorial

18) The Great Pyramid of Giza

19) Two-thirds of the Golden Gate Bridge

## How long is 500 ft?

**How long is 500 ft? **500 ft = 152.4 meter or 500 ft = 166.667 yards or 500 ft = 6000.012 inches

## Common objects compared to 500 ft

Stating the measurement of 500 feet is confusing as you can’t understand what it looks like. However, if we compare the distance with different objects around us then it is always much easier for us to estimate the size.

Let us have a look at the examples that are given below. It is appropriate for you to assume the size of 500 feet and describe them with suitable instances.

### 1) 50-storey building

If you’re wondering what does 500 feet look like then imagine a 50-storey building. We all have seen high rises around us and here is an example that you can pick to describe the length of five hundred feet. Each story or floor has a height of 10 feet when a building is constructed. So when you need the height of five hundred feet you need to imagine a high-rise building of 50 storey. This is indeed a long and huge structure that we can talk about. This example is suitable for estimating the length of 500 feet effectively with a visual instance.

### 2) Half of the Eiffel tower

With almost 7 million tourists every year, the height of the Eiffel Tower is remarkable and good for us to draw as an example. So, how high is 500 feet?

The size of the famous Eiffel Tower is 1063 feet and hence when we are trying to estimate the measurement of 500 feet we simply have imagined half of its size. The massive structure is of immense historical importance and truly a wonderful architectural example that we can cite.

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### 3) 10 Shipping Containers

We are talking about the containers that are usually required for shipping heavy loads and materials from one place to another. The shipping containers are placed behind a truck or a trailer that carries the loaded container to their destination. The length of each of these shipping containers is 50 feet in length and can accommodate bulky substances because they are strong and sturdy. Now if you can imagine 10 such containers in a line then you will be able to estimate the total length of 500 feet precisely. Since you can observe them very easily it is a good example for us to cite.

### 4) Five Blue Whales

We all have studied the giant blue whale that exists in the oceans. These are the largest dwellers in the sea and one of the most remarkable examples to cite. If you have visited a Marine Research Centre you must have seen models and skeletal remains of the whale. They are as long as 100 feet and hence if you can imagine 5 such identical whales in a line then you will get the equivalent length of 500 feet which is a good example for describing 500 feet to someone.

### 5) Two Boeing 777-300

Have you ever imagined two huge planes standing in a line with their wings spread? Well, that’s right! That is exactly what you need to think of for imagining the length of 500 feet. Boeing manufactured the world’s largest and longest planes with a size of 242 feet. Hence now you need to think about just two such flights standing right next to each other and the distance they cover or the space that is occupied is equivalent to almost 500 feet. This is a very distinguishable.

### 6) 1.4 Football field

The size of a football field is exactly going to help us to determine the size of 500 feet. The length of a football field is 360 feet and it is 160 feet wide. We are going to make use of the length of the field to describe the size of five hundred feet precisely. Now if you have one large football field and look at the length of the field from one end to another and then another ¼th field with the added length you will be able to cover the distance of 500 feet.

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### 7) Half of Cruise ships

The size of the cruise ships on the water is huge and the arrangements are truly luxurious. If you did not have the opportunity to travel in one then you can always look at pictures to determine how they look. The famous Harmony of the Sea is as long as 1,188 feet which is indeed the longest cruise ship in the world. Other cruise ships also range very close to 1000 feet. So when you wish to cover the distance of 500 feet then you have imagined half the size of the cruise ship.

### 8) Two City blocks

The size of city blocks varies in size and thus when we are talking about them it must be noted that some of them are rectangular while some of them are in the shape of a square. The length of each city block with a couple of houses on an average is about 260 feet and hence you might have to cover the distance of two city blocks to estimate the size of 500 feet. Blocks are always easy to understand since most of us live in one.

### 9) Distance between street lights

It is observed that the street lights are placed at a distance of triple to four times their height. Now we can state that the distance that is usually observed between two street lights is about 500 feet. The distance of 500 feet may vary depending on several factors like road geometry, light lass and type of light used, etc. Hence here is another example that we can cite to describe the size of 500 feet effectively.

### 10) 5 garden hoses

The length of a garden hose is about 100 feet. We need a garden hose to water and irrigate the entire surface. We can purchase different lengths of garden hose for irrigating water all over the surface and keeping the grass fresh and green. Now let us think about five such garden hoses that will help you to estimate the length of 500 feet. If you can take 5 such garden hoses in a line and stretch them then you will get a total length of 500 feet.

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### 11) 9 Volleyball courts

Some of us love to play volleyball and although not all of us have engaged in the game, at least you can imagine a big field, right? Now a volleyball field is as big as 59 feet. So you will need none of such identical fields in a row to imagine the size of 500 feet.

Observing a field and determining the size is always easier since we all have playgrounds in the neighborhood and volleyball courts in the school. Hence here we have another example to describe the size of 50p feet effectively and understand with a visual example.

### 12) 25 Green Anaconda snake

If you visit the zoo or the reptile colony in a Zoological Park or Reserve Forest, you will spot the giant anaconda. So many movies and documentaries have been made on this venomous serpent and we can also use it as an example to describe the length of 500 feet. Each of the anacondas has a length of 18 to 20 feet and thus looking at them will give you an idea of the length of 500 feet. Twenty-five such outstretched green anaconda shall be needed to cover a length of 500 feet.

### 13) 11 School buses

We all see school buses on the road and must have traveled one in our childhood. The usual length of the school buses is 40 to 45 feet. And hence if you can imagine eleven such buses aligned in a line according to their length then you will get a distance of 500 feet covered. Here is another example that we can estimate to show the length of 500 feet with commonly spotted objects present around us. Since we see school buses all the time on the road they are easy to describe and simple to visualize.

### 14) As tall as the Spring Buddha temple

The famous Spring Buddha temple is architectural excellence that we can draw to describe the size as 500 feet. To be precise the Buddha Temple is 502 feet which is slightly more than the size that we require. It can still be of great use for us to visualize the length and compare the height of five hundred feet. The remarkable Spring Buddha Temple is located at (Fodu Shan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) and you can always refer to pictures if you wish to estimate the size of five hundred feet.

### 15) Nine-tenths as tall as the Singapore Flyer

The giant ferris wheel in Singapore is a remarkable architectural site that is a landmark of the city. A travel tour to Singapore is incomplete without you visiting the Singapore flyer. It is as high as 541 feet and although the size is not precise we can still use this as an example to describe the height of five hundred feet. The size of the Singapore flyer to be precise is 541 feet which is 41 feet more than we require but on average, it is helpful to estimate the size for your understanding and comprehension.

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### 16) The Blackpool Tower in California

The massive Blackpool Tower in California is another wonderful architectural idea that we can use to describe the size of 500 feet. The Blackpool Tower is a height of 518 feet and is very useful to describe the height accurately. Located in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) although the height is not precise a difference of just 18 feet is hardly going to make any difference when we are looking at such a massive structure. The Blackpool Tower is hence a building that can be used to define the height of 500 feet to the viewers.

### 17) The Washington Memorial

The famous Washington memorial is another wonderful structure that we can use as an example to describe the height of 500 feet. The actual height of this place of interest is 555.410 feet and it is situated in Washington, DC. If you are a resident of the town then you must have visited this great structure. If you are not a resident or have never visited this place then the monument can be sighted in the pictures.

### 18) The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is also referred to by the name Pyramid of Khufu. It is an ancient architectural example of the excellent craftsmanship of the Egyptian Era. The size of the pyramid is 430 feet and when we compare the height of five hundred feet with that of the 430 feet and it is observed that 500 feet are one and one-fifth the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

### 19) Two-thirds of the Golden Gate Bridge

The famous Golden Gate Bridge is situated in San Francisco, California, and Marin County, California. The size of the bridge is 754 feet and hence the measurement of five hundred feet is two-thirds the size of the height of the Golden Gate Bridge.

- How long is 500 ft?
- Common objects compared to 500 ft
- 1) 50-storey building
- 2) Half of the Eiffel tower
- 3) 10 Shipping Containers
- 4) Five Blue Whales
- 5) Two Boeing 777-300
- 6) 1.4 Football field
- 7) Half of Cruise ships
- 8) Two City blocks
- 9) Distance between street lights
- 10) 5 garden hoses
- 11) 9 Volleyball courts
- 12) 25 Green Anaconda snake
- 13) 11 School buses
- 14) As tall as the Spring Buddha temple
- 15) Nine-tenths as tall as the Singapore Flyer
- 16) The Blackpool Tower in California
- 17) The Washington Memorial
- 18) The Great Pyramid of Giza
- 19) Two-thirds of the Golden Gate Bridge

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