It's about one-fifth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 496 paces is 0.1565657 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 6.387095 times that amount.(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 3,168 paces. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 99.2 paces
It's about one-fifth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 496 paces is 0.1525 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 6.557 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 3,253 paces in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 120 paces and 159.6 paces) in the world, having a height of 127.3 paces.
It's about six-and-a-half times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 496 paces is 6.56 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.152 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 75.6 paces tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about six-and-a-half times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.149 times 496 paces.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 74 paces tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about seven-and-a-half times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 496 paces is 7.319 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.1366 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 67.77 paces from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about seven-and-a-half times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.13 times 496 paces.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 64 paces 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 eight times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 496 paces is 8.06 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.124 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 61.5 paces 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.