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How long is 494.20 yards?

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It's about half as long as The Navy Pier.
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 2 times 494.20 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 half as tall as The Three Sisters Falls.
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 2 times 494.20 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 half as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.4770 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 2.10 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.
It's about half as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.4620 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 2.160 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 1,070 yards. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 2.460 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.4070 times that amount.
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 201 yards tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.3850 times 494.20 yards.
(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 190 yards to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 2.66940 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.374620 times that amount.
(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 185.140 yards tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.