It's about three-tenths as tall as The Three Sisters Falls.
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 3 times 285 meters.(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 900 m in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about three-tenths as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 285 meters is 0.2910 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 3.440 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 979 m. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about four times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, 285 meters is 3.80 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.260 times that amount.(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 76 m. 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 four times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 285 meters is 4.160 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.240 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 68.5 m. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 8,290,000 meters before refueling.
It's about five times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 285 meters is 4.950 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.2020 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 57.6 m 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 five times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 285 meters is 5.05 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.1980 times that amount.(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 56.4 m 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 five-and-a-half times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 285 meters is 5.5190 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.18120 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 51.64 m 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.