It's about as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, the height of The Eiffel Tower is 1.03 times 689 cubits.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 709 cubits tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 80.90 cubits or less.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The QE2.
In other words, 689 cubits is 1.07 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.9350 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 643 cubits. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 21,000,000,000 cubits, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 689 cubits is 0.826780 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 1.20950 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 833.360 cubits to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 689 cubits is 1.390 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.7190 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 497 cubits above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about seven-tenths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 689 cubits is 0.69710 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 1.4350 times that amount.(a.k.a. Menara Berkembar Petronas, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 988.40 cubits to their spires. Holding the record as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, the towers continue to hold the record for the deepest foundation barrettes — up to 251.50 cubits deep.
It's about two-thirds as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1.560 times 689 cubits.(上海环球金融中 上海環球金融中心, Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) (a.k.a. SWFC) (Shanghai, China) (to spire)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1,080 cubits tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100
It's about three-fifths as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 689 cubits is 0.620 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 1.610 times that amount.(a.k.a. Taipei Financial Center, a.k.a. 台北101, a.k.a. 臺北101) (Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan) (to spire)
The Taipei 101 reaches 1,110 cubits to its spire. The tower itself is said to be the style in world's tallest sundial, with the circular area of the adjacent Millennium Park acting as the sundial's face.