It's about 85 times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 83.1 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.012 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 3.1 leas 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 100 times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 102 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.0098 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 2.52 leas 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 100 times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 108 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.00926 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 2.38 leas 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 100 times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 111.39 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.0089775 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 2.3142 leas 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 100 times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 257.79 leas is 114 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.00877 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 2.26 leas. 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 100 times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 116 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.00862 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 2.21 leas 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 100 times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 119 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.0084 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 2.16 leas to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 1,310 leas to the northwest.