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It's about one-and-three-fourths times as long as The QE2.
In other words, the length of The QE2 is 0.5780 times 556 yards.
(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.
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 102nd floor of the building.
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 100th floor, approximately 518 yards above ground).
It's about as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
(a.k.a. Taipei Financial Center, a.k.a. 台北101, a.k.a. 臺北101) (Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan) (to spire)
The Taipei 101 reaches 556 yards to its spire. The tower itself is said to be the style in world's tallest sundial, with the circular area of the adjacent Millennium Park acting as the sundial's face.
It's about as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, the height of The Sears Tower is 1.04 times 556 yards.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 576 yards to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 451 yards.