It's about one-fifth as tall as Gocta Falls
In other words, 173 yards is 0.2050 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 4.880 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 843 yards in total height. Although it sits just 45,900 yards 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-fifth as long as The Navy Pier
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 5 times 173 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.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Three Sisters Falls
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 5 times 173 yards.(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 1,000 yards in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about one-fifth as tall as Burj Dubai
In other words, 173 yards is 0.1910 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 5.240 times that amount.(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 906 yards to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 631 yards on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 312 yards on the 78th floor.
It's about one-fifth as tall as Olo'upena Falls
In other words, 173 yards is 0.17570 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 5.6920 times that amount.(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 984.40 yards in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about six times as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, 173 yards is 5.76670 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.173410 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 30 yards. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about one-fifth as tall as Tugela Falls
In other words, 173 yards is 0.1670 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 5.990 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 1,040 yards in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.