It's about one-three-hundredth as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
In other words, 579 milimeters is 0.00357 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 280 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 162,000 milimeters from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about one-three-hundredth as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
In other words, 579 milimeters is 0.00351 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 285 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 165,000 milimeters. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
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 wide as a Strand of Spaghetti
In other words, the width of a Strand of Spaghetti 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.