It's about seven times as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 868 paces is 7.1130 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.14060 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 122 paces including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about eight-and-a-half times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.110 times 868 paces.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 100 paces. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about nine-and-a-half times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 868 paces is 9.660 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.1040 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 89.90 paces. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 10,900,000 paces before refueling.
It's about eleven-and-a-half times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.087 times 868 paces.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 75.60 paces tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about eleven-and-a-half times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.0855 times 868 paces.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 74 paces tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about thirteen times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 868 paces is 12.810 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.07806 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 67.770 paces from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about thirteen times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.077 times 868 paces.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 64 paces tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.