It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as a Canton Tower
In other words, the height of a Canton Tower is 0.630 times 38,500 inches.(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 24,000 inches to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as tall as The CN Tower
In other words, 38,500 inches is 1.76730 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 0.565830 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 21,785 inches tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 0.560 times 38,500 inches.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 21,000 inches to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 20,000 inches.
It's about half as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 38,500 inches is 0.51169590 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1.9542860 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 75,240 inches. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about twice as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, 38,500 inches is 1.990 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 0.5030 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 19,400 inches 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 half as long as The Kentucky Derby
In other words, 38,500 inches is 0.4861110 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 2.05714 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 79,200 inches. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about two times as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 38,500 inches is 2.1640 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 0.46210 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 17,790 inches 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 4,528 inches deep.