It's about three-fourths as tall as a Canton Tower.
In other words, the height of a Canton Tower is 1.40 times 494.20 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-and-two-fifths times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 1.390 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.7190 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 354 yards tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 40.50 yards or less.
It's about one-and-a-half times as long as The QE2.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 1.540 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.6490 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 322 yards. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 10,500,000,000 yards, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Gocta Falls.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.5860 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 1.710 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 half as tall as Burj Dubai.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.5460 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 1.830 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 twice as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 1.990 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.5030 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 248 yards above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about half as tall as Olo'upena Falls.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.50210 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 1.9920 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.