It's about one-thirty-fifth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 33.70 times 16 yards.(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 538 yards 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-thirty-fifth as tall as The Willis Tower
In other words, the height of The Willis Tower is 35.60 times 16 yards.(a.k.a. Sears Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to about 569 yards to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at about 451 yards.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 37 times 16 yards.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 590 yards to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 550 yards.
It's about one-fortieth as tall as The CN Tower
In other words, 16 yards is 0.026441 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 37.820 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 605.130 yards 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 forty times as tall as a Bowling Pin
In other words, 16 yards is 38.40 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.026 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.000868 yards of 0.4170 yards in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-fortieth as tall as a Canton Tower
In other words, the height of a Canton Tower is 42 times 16 yards.(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 670 yards 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 one-fiftieth as long as The Navy Pier
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 50 times 16 yards.(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 1,000 yards in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.