It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 229.990 smoots is 1.0273 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.973430 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 223.890 smoots to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 229.990 smoots is 0.86610 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 1.1550 times that amount.(a.k.a. Menara Berkembar Petronas, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 265.50 smoots to their spires. Holding the record as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, the towers continue to hold the record for the deepest foundation barrettes — up to 67.580 smoots deep.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 229.990 smoots is 1.210 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.8260 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 190 smoots tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 21.70 smoots or less.
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 229.990 smoots is 0.7960 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1.260 times that amount.(上海环球金融中 上海環球金融中心, Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) (a.k.a. SWFC) (Shanghai, China) (to spire)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 289 smoots tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 1.30 times 229.990 smoots.(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 299 smoots 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.
It's about one-and-one-third times as long as The QE2.
In other words, the length of The QE2 is 0.7520 times 229.990 smoots.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 173 smoots. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 5,640,000,000 smoots, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 229.990 smoots is 0.7430 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 1.350 times that amount.(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 310 smoots to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 242 smoots.