It's about as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 72 paces in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.
It's about as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
(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 74 paces 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 as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, the height of The Cinderella Castle is 1.02 times 74 paces.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 75.60 paces 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 one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 74 paces is 1.092 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.91580 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 67.770 paces from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.8330 times 74 paces.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 61.50 paces tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.830 times 74 paces.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 64 paces tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about four-fifths as long as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 74 paces is 0.8230 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 1.220 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 89.90 paces. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 10,900,000 paces before refueling.