It's about one-and-three-fourths times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 868 paces is 1.736 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.57604 times that amount.(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 two times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 868 paces is 2.04 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.49 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 48.6 paces or less.
It's about two-and-a-half times as long as The QE2.
In other words, 868 paces is 2.25 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.444 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 one-third as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 868 paces is 0.3460925 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 2.889401 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 2,508 paces. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about three times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 868 paces is 2.91 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.344 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 298 paces 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 one-third as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 868 paces is 0.328788 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 3.04147 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 2,640 paces. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about three-tenths as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 868 paces is 0.2949 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 3.391 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 2,944 paces in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.