It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as a Canton Tower.
In other words, the height of a Canton Tower is 0.91 times 108 ropes.(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 100 ropes to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as Gocta Falls.
In other words, 108 ropes is 0.854 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 1.17 times that amount.(a.k.a. Gocta Cataracts, a.k.a. Catarata del Gocta) (Amazonas, Peru) (total height)
Gocta Falls, a waterfall on the Cocahuayco River, measures 126 ropes in total height. Although it sits just 6,890 ropes from the major city of Chachapoyas, the waterfall was unknown to non-locals until it was documented during a 2005 expedition by a German economist.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The CN Tower.
In other words, 108 ropes is 1.1898 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 0.84048 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 90.769 ropes tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Ostankino Tower.
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 0.83 times 108 ropes.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 89 ropes to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 82 ropes.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 108 ropes is 1.25 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 0.8 times that amount.(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 86.5 ropes to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 67.7 ropes.
It's about four-fifths as tall as Burj Dubai.
In other words, 108 ropes is 0.795 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 1.26 times that amount.(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 136 ropes to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 94.7 ropes on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 46.8 ropes on the 78th floor.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 0.769 times 108 ropes.(a.k.a. Taipei Financial Center, a.k.a. 台北101, a.k.a. 臺北101) (Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan) (to spire)
The Taipei 101 reaches 83.3 ropes to its spire. The tower itself is said to be the style in world's tallest sundial, with the circular area of the adjacent Millennium Park acting as the sundial's face.