It's about three times as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, 556 yards is 2.760 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.3620 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 times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 556 yards is 2.240 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.4460 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 one-and-three-fourths times as long as The QE2
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 556 yards is 1.570 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.6370 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 one-and-one-third times as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 556 yards is 1.33440 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.74940 times that amount.(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 one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 556 yards is 1.1250 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 0.88890 times that amount.(a.k.a. Menara Berkembar Petronas, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 494.20 yards to their spires. Holding the record as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, the towers continue to hold the record for the deepest foundation barrettes — up to 125.80 yards deep.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, 556 yards is 1.03 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 0.9710 times that amount.(上海环球金融中 上海環球金融中心, Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) (a.k.a. SWFC) (Shanghai, China) (to spire)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 538 yards tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100