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It's about 45 times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.022 times 556 yards.
(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 12 yards tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about 60 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 556 yards is 60.70 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.0165 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 9.160 yards in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about 80 times as tall as a Giraffe.
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 0.01 times 556 yards.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
An adult giraffe may grow to be up to 7 yards tall. Adult giraffes require very little sleep, averaging just 1.9 hours per day.
It's about 100 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 556 yards is 124.60 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.008026 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 4.4610 yards. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about 200 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, 556 yards is 220 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.0045 times that amount.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2.50 yards. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.

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It's about 250 times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.0043 times 556 yards.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 2.40 yards tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 2.30 yards and his true height is the subject of some dispute.
It's about 250 times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 0.0043 times 556 yards.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
Shaq is 2.40 yards tall. Shaq maintains an active interest in police work and has served as a reserve officer in both Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida while playing for NBA franchises in those cities.