It's about half as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 538 yards is 0.5020 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 1.990 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 half as long as The Navy Pier.
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 2 times 538 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 538 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 two times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 538 yards is 2.170 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.4610 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 two-and-a-half times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 538 yards is 2.670 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.3750 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 three times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 538 yards is 2.830 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.3530 times that amount.(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 three times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 538 yards is 2.90590 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.344130 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.