It's about nine times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 550 yards is 8.920 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.1120 times that amount.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 61.70 yards tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 550 yards is 0.1030 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 9.7090 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 5,341 yards. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Vinson Massif.
In other words, 550 yards is 0.10280 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 9.7280 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 5,350 yards at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about nine-and-a-half times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 550 yards is 9.7390 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.10270 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 56.470 yards from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about ten times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.10 times 550 yards.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 54 yards tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about ten-and-a-half times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.0935 times 550 yards.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 51.30 yards tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Mount Elbrus.
In other words, 550 yards is 0.08914 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 11.220 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
The west summit of the dual-summit volcano Mount Elbrus is 6,170 yards at its peak and is the highest peak in both Russia and the European continent. Until 1976, a cable car would take visitors to the mountain as far up as the Garabashi camp, located at an elevation of 4,156 yards.