It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 908 spans is 0.914 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 1.09 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 993 spans 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 one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 908 spans is 1.13 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.885 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 805 spans tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 908 spans is 1.2261 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.81559 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 740.55 spans tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 908 spans is 1.26 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.794 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 722 spans. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 908 spans is 1.28 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.781 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 709 spans from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 908 spans is 1.31 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.763 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 691 spans to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 420,000 spans to the northwest.
It's about one-and-one-third times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.735 times 908 spans.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 669 spans tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao