It's about seven-and-a-half times as long as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 0.5080 kilometers is 7.420 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.1350 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 0.0685 kilometers. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 8,288 km before refueling.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame
In other words, 0.5080 kilometers is 0.130 times the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 7.70 times that amount.(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 3.9 km. Gene Autry, most famous as the singer of "Back in the Saddle Again" and as the writer and singer of "Here Comes Santa Claus," is the only entertainer to have a star in every category — film, television, recording, radio, and theater. One of Autry's stars is also one of only two stars which have been stolen from the Walk and never recovered.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
In other words, 0.5080 kilometers is 0.1262630 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 7.919980 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 4.02336 km. While famous for its automotive racing, the first motorsport held at the track was a series of motorcycle races in August, 1909 — a little less than two years before the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race was run.
It's about one-tenth as long as Daytona International Speedway
In other words, 0.5080 kilometers is 0.1262630 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 7.919980 times that amount.(Daytona Beach, Florida) (tri-oval course)
The tri-oval course of the Daytona International Speedway, upon which the NASCAR Daytona 500 is run, is 4.02336 km in length. Although the tri-oval design is said to allow for greater visibility during the race, the real reason for the then-unique design was that plot available for construction of the track was only 350 acres and could not accommodate a traditional oval layout of appropriate length.
It's about nine times as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 0.5080 kilometers is 8.820 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.1130 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 0.0576 kilometers tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about nine times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 0.5080 kilometers is 9.01 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.1110 times that amount.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 0.0564 kilometers tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Puncak Jaya
In other words, 0.5080 kilometers is 0.1040 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 9.6150 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 4.8840 kilometers. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.