It's about four times as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, 496 paces is 3.9 times the height of Big Ben, and the height of Big Ben is 0.26 times that amount.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 130 paces. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about four times as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 496 paces is 4.064 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.2461 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 122 paces including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about five times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.2 times 496 paces.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 100 paces. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-fifth as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 496 paces is 0.1977671 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 5.056453 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 2,508 paces. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about one-fifth as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 496 paces is 0.187879 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 5.32257 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 2,640 paces. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about five-and-a-half times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 496 paces is 5.52 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.181 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 89.9 paces. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 10,900,000 paces before refueling.
It's about one-fifth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 496 paces is 0.1685 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 5.935 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 2,944 paces in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.