It's about seven-tenths as tall as The Ostankino Tower.
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 1.40 times 496 paces.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 710 paces 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 660 paces.
It's about two-thirds as tall as The CN Tower.
In other words, 496 paces is 0.683050 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 1.4640 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 726.150 paces 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 three-fifths as tall as a Canton Tower.
In other words, 496 paces is 0.620 times the height of a Canton Tower, and the height of a Canton Tower is 1.60 times that amount.(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 800 paces 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 one-and-two-thirds times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.6020 times 496 paces.(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 half as tall as Gocta Falls.
In other words, 496 paces is 0.490 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 2.04 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 1,010 paces in total height. Although it sits just 55,100 paces 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 two times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 496 paces is 2.05 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.4880 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 241 paces tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about two times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 496 paces is 2.170 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.4610 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 228 paces 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).