It's about one-three-hundredth as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 579 milimeters is 0.0034202 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 292.380 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 169,290 milimeters tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about one-three-hundredth as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 579 milimeters is 0.00333 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 300 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 174,000 milimeters to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about one-three-hundredth as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 579 milimeters is 0.00315 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 317 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 184,000 milimeters 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 350 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.0029 times 579 milimeters.(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 1.7 mm in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about one-four-hundredth as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 579 milimeters is 0.00255 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 392 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 227,000 milimeters 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 450 times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 579 milimeters is 463 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.00216 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 1.25 mm. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 15,100 milimeters in height.
It's about one-five-hundredth as long as The QE2.
In other words, 579 milimeters is 0.00197 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 508 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 294,000 milimeters. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 9,600,000,000,000 milimeters, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.