It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 850 cubits is 1.02 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.980390 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 nine-tenths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 850 cubits is 0.860 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 1.1630 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 one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.8330 times 850 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 four-fifths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 850 cubits is 0.790 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1.270 times that amount.(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-fourths as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 850 cubits is 0.7650 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 1.310 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.
It's about one-and-one-third times as long as The QE2.
In other words, the length of The QE2 is 0.7580 times 850 cubits.(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 three-fourths as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 850 cubits is 0.7370 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 1.360 times that amount.(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 1,150 cubits to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 902 cubits.