It's about one-and-three-tenths times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 1.2759 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.78376 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 208.34 fathoms 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-a-half times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.667 times 265.81 fathoms.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 177 fathoms 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 20.2 fathoms or less.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Gocta Falls.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 0.63 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 1.59 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 422 fathoms in total height. Although it sits just 23,000 fathoms 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-two-thirds times as long as The QE2.
In other words, the length of The QE2 is 0.606 times 265.81 fathoms.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 161 fathoms. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 5,250,000,000 fathoms, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Burj Dubai.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 0.587 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 1.7 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 453 fathoms to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 316 fathoms on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 156 fathoms on the 78th floor.
It's about half as tall as Olo'upena Falls.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 0.5401 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 1.852 times that amount.(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 492.2 fathoms in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about half as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, 265.81 fathoms is 0.513 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 1.95 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 518 fathoms in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.