It's about one-tenth as tall as The CN Tower.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.137710 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 7.26160 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 3,630.80 shaftments tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Canton Tower.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.120 times the height of a Canton Tower, and the height of a Canton Tower is 8.30 times that amount.(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 4,000 shaftments to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about nine times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 9.09 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.110 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 55 shaftments in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about ten times as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Gocta Falls.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.0988 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 10.10 times that amount.(a.k.a. Gocta Cataracts, a.k.a. Catarata del Gocta) (Amazonas, Peru) (total height)
Gocta Falls, a waterfall on the Cocahuayco River, measures 5,060 shaftments in total height. Although it sits just 276,000 shaftments from the major city of Chachapoyas, the waterfall was unknown to non-locals until it was documented during a 2005 expedition by a German economist.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Burj Dubai.
In other words, the height of Burj Dubai is 10.90 times 500 shaftments.(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 5,430 shaftments to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 3,790 shaftments on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 1,870 shaftments on the 78th floor.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Olo'upena Falls.
In other words, 500 shaftments is 0.08466 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 11.810 times that amount.(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 5,906 shaftments in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.