It's about as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, the height of The Empire State Building is 1.0246 times 488 paces.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 500.01 paces 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-one-fifth times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 488 paces is 1.150 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.870 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 425 paces 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 48.60 paces or less.
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 488 paces is 0.82290 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 1.2150 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 593 paces 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 150.90 paces deep.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as long as The QE2.
In other words, 488 paces is 1.260 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.7940 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 386 paces. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 12,600,000,000 paces, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 488 paces is 0.7560 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1.320 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 646 paces 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 three-fourths as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 488 paces is 0.7320 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 1.370 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 667 paces 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 seven-tenths as tall as The Sears Tower.
In other words, 488 paces is 0.7060 times the height of The Sears Tower, and the height of The Sears Tower is 1.420 times that amount.(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to 692 paces to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at 541 paces.