It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 285 meters is 1.68350 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.5940 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 169.29 m 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 three-fifths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 285 meters is 0.5790 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1.730 times that amount.(上海环球金融中 上海環球金融中心, Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) (a.k.a. SWFC) (Shanghai, China) (to spire)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 492 m tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.5780 times 285 meters.(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 165 m. 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 one-and-three-fourths times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.5680 times 285 meters.(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 162 m 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 three-fifths as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 285 meters is 0.5610 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 1.780 times that amount.(a.k.a. Taipei Financial Center, a.k.a. 台北101, a.k.a. 臺北101) (Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan) (to spire)
The Taipei 101 reaches 508 m to its spire. The tower itself is said to be the style in world's tallest sundial, with the circular area of the adjacent Millennium Park acting as the sundial's face.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.5560 times 285 meters.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 158 m to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 96,000 meters to the northwest.
It's about half as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 285 meters is 0.5410 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 1.850 times that amount.(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 527.0 m to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 412.4m.