Stack How Many Michigan’s Renaissance Centers to Reach Titanic Depth?
Understanding just how deep and unforgiving the landscape of the ocean floor is is difficult. Comprehending that for every 33 feet you travel down, another atmosphere worth of weight is pressing down on your body. That means at the Titanic's depth of 12,500 feet, there is a pressure of 5,568 pounds per square inch. This means that for every square inch of space on the human body if left exposed without protection at that depth, there would be 5,558 lbs pressing on you. It only takes around 2,000 psi to crush a car.
How Deep is Titanic Compared to a Football Field?
A football field is 100 yards, which is 300 feet. At 12,500 feet deep, here's how many football fields you would have to travel to reach the depth of the unsinkable ship:
That's 41.66 football fields...down. It takes a submarine roughly 2 hours to reach the depth of the Titanic. That means it's traveling at just over 1 mile per hour on its descent.
How Many Renaissance Centers Would You Stack to Get to Sea Level?
The Detroit's Renaissance Center is Michigan's tallest building at 73 stories or 727 feet tall:
It takes just over a minute to reach the top of the Renaissance Center on the elevator, at that rate, you'd be looking at a descending ride of nearly 20 minutes.
How Deep is Titanic Compared to Our Deepest Great Lake?
Lake Superior, at its deepest, is 1,332. So how many times would you need to make that trip?
At Titanics 12,500 foot depth, Lake Superior looks like a kiddy pool in comparison.
From Michigan's Capitol Dome in Lansing to Titanics Depth
The Titanic sits 2.36 miles down from the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. Traveling that distance on Michigan Avenue from the Capitol Building, what landmark would you reach first?
It may not seem like much, but try walking it at a 1 mile per hour pace to match the decent speed of a Titanic submarine.
How Far Could You Travel on the Mackinac Bridge to Reach the Titanic?
If you've been there you realize just how massive Michigan's longest bridge is, but how far would you get on the Mighty Mac before you reach Titanic? Considering the bridge is over 26,000 feet long:
Imagine inverting the Mackinac Bridge, and climbing halfway down it. That's just how far down the Titanic rests on the Atlantic Ocean floor.