It's about half as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.540 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 1.850 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 298 paces 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 two times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 161 paces is 2.130 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.4690 times that amount.(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 two times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 161 paces is 2.180 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.4590 times that amount.(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 two-and-a-half times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 161 paces is 2.3760 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.42090 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 two-fifths as long as The QE2.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.4170 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 2.40 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 386 paces. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 12,600,000,000 paces, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.40 times 161 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 two-and-a-half times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 161 paces is 2.620 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.3820 times that amount.(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.