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It's about six times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, 285 meters is 5.80 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.170 times that amount.
(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 49 m 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 six times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 285 meters is 6.08 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.1640 times that amount.
(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 46.9 m 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.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 285 meters is 0.14912910 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 6.7055990 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 1,911.096 meters. 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-tenth as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 285 meters is 0.1416730 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 7.05851 times that amount.
(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 2,011.680 meters. 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 one-tenth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 285 meters is 0.12710 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 7.8680 times that amount.
(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 2,243 m 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.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 285 meters is 0.11806050 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 8.4702330 times that amount.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 2,414.016 meters. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 75.59040 meters
It's about one-tenth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 285 meters is 0.1150 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 8.6960 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 2,479 m in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 91.440 meters and 121.60 meters) in the world, having a height of 97 m.