It's about three-fifths as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, 0.540 kilometers is 0.570 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 1.750 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 0.9480 kilometers in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 0.540 kilometers is 0.5520 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 1.810 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 0.9790 kilometers. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as long as The QE2.
In other words, 0.540 kilometers is 1.840 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.5430 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 0.2940 kilometers. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 9.6 million km, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 0.540 kilometers is 2.380 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.420 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 0.2270 kilometers 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 three times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 0.540 kilometers is 2.930 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.3410 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 0.1840 kilometers 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 three times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 0.540 kilometers is 3.10 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.3230 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 0.1740 kilometers to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about three times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 0.540 kilometers is 3.18980 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.31350 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 0.169290 kilometers 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.