It's about one-and-one-third times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, the height of The Empire State Building is 0.757580 times 550 yards.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 416.680 yards to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102
It's about two-thirds as tall as Gocta Falls.
In other words, 550 yards is 0.6520 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 1.530 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-and-a-half times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 550 yards is 1.550 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.6450 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 three-fifths as tall as Burj Dubai.
In other words, 550 yards is 0.6070 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 1.650 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 three-fifths as long as The Navy Pier.
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 2 times 550 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 three-fifths as tall as The Three Sisters Falls.
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 2 times 550 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-and-seven-tenths times as long as The QE2.
In other words, 550 yards is 1.710 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.5850 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.