It's about as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza
(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 170 paces. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about nine-tenths as long as The Shambles
In other words, 170 paces is 0.860 times the length of The Shambles, and the length of The Shambles is 1.20 times that amount.(a.k.a. Maze of Twisting, a.k.a. The Great Flesh Shambles) (York, England, United Kingdom) (approximate)
The Shambles, a historic shopping street in York, stretches about 200 paces. Several of the buildings along the street are over seven hundred years old.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as long as a Football field
In other words, 170 paces is 1.180560 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 0.8470560 times that amount.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 144 paces from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 12 paces farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha
In other words, 170 paces is 0.8470 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 1.180 times that amount.(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 201 paces tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about four-fifths as tall as Blackpool Tower
In other words, 170 paces is 0.820 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 1.220 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 207 paces to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 126,000 paces to the northwest.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch
In other words, 170 paces is 1.230 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 0.8130 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 138 paces (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 138 paces, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about four-fifths as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
In other words, the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 1.250 times 170 paces.(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 213 paces 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.