It's about five times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 4.970 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.2010 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 95.10 fathoms 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 five times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 5.10970 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.195710 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 92.5690 fathoms 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 five times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 473 fathoms is 5.240 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.1910 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 90.20 fathoms. 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 five-and-a-half times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 5.340 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.1870 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 88.60 fathoms 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 five-and-a-half times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 5.470 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.1830 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 86.40 fathoms to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 52,500 fathoms to the northwest.
It's about one-fifth as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.17710 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 5.6470 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 2,671 fathoms. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about five-and-a-half times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 5.650 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.1770 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 83.70 fathoms tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao