It's about seven-tenths as long as a Football field.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.6944440 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 1.440 times that amount.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 720 shaftments from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 60 shaftments farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 1.4760 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.67750 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 338.80 shaftments 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 one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.630 times 500 shaftments.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 320 shaftments 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 one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 1.620 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.6170 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 308 shaftments 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 three-fifths as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.590 times the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza, and the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 1.70 times that amount.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 850 shaftments. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about half as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.4980 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 2.01 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 1,000 shaftments tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about half as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.4820 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 2.07 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 1,040 shaftments to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 630,000 shaftments to the northwest.