It's about five-and-a-half times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.180 times 156.740 cubits.(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 28 cubits. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 156.740 cubits is 0.15860 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 6.3050 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 988.40 cubits 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 251.50 cubits deep.
It's about six-and-a-half times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.150 times 156.740 cubits.(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 24 cubits tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 156.740 cubits is 0.1460 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 6.850 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 1,080 cubits 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
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 156.740 cubits is 0.1410 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 7.09 times that amount.(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 1,110 cubits 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 one-tenth as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 156.740 cubits is 0.1360 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 7.350 times that amount.(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 1,150 cubits to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 902 cubits.
It's about one-tenth as tall as The Ostankino Tower.
In other words, 156.740 cubits is 0.130 times the height of The Ostankino Tower, and the height of The Ostankino Tower is 7.70 times that amount.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 1,200 cubits to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 1,100 cubits.