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How long is 868 paces?

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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 102nd floor of the building.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)