It's about three-fourths as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.7570 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 1.320 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 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.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 161 paces is 0.7440 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 1.340 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 217 paces. 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 seven-tenths as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.724690 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 1.37990 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 222.170 paces 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 seven-tenths as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.7050 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 1.420 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 228 paces 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 two-thirds as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.6670 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 1.50 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 241 paces 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 one-and-three-fifths times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.630 times 161 paces.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 100 paces. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 161 paces is 1.790 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.5590 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.