It's about one-fifth as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 551 hands is 0.1730 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 5.780 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 3,190 hands 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 364 hands or less.
It's about six-and-a-half times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 551 hands is 6.680 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.150 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 82.50 hands in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 551 hands is 0.146930 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 6.8060 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 3,750.10 hands 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-tenth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 551 hands is 0.12390 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 8.071 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 4,448 hands 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 1,132 hands deep.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 551 hands is 0.1140 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 8.770 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 4,840 hands 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 nine times as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 551 hands is 0.110 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 9.09 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 5,000 hands 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.