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It's about eighteen times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.056 times 473 fathoms.
(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 27 fathoms 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 eighteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.0543 times 473 fathoms.
(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 25.6 fathoms 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.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as Olympus Mons.
In other words, the height of Olympus Mons is 31 times 473 fathoms.
(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 15,000 fathoms. The mountain has been known to astronomers since the nineteenth century because it is tall enough to rise above Mars' frequent dust storms.
It's about thirty times as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 31.533 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.031713 times that amount.
(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 15 fathoms. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about 45 times as long as a Cricket pitch.
In other words, the length of a Cricket pitch is 0.0232558 times 473 fathoms.
(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #7)
The length of a cricket pitch is 11 fathoms. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.393701 fathoms tall including the bails.
It's about 45 times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 45.157 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.022145 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 10.475 fathoms. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about 60 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 58 times the height of The Hollywood Sign, and the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.017 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 8.2 fathoms tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.