It's about three-and-a-half times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 868 paces is 3.590 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.2790 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 241 paces tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about one-fourth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 868 paces is 0.27398990 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 3.649770 times that amount.(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 3,168 paces. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 99.20 paces
It's about one-fourth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 868 paces is 0.26680 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 3.7480 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 3,253 paces in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 120 paces and 159.60 paces) in the world, having a height of 127.30 paces.
It's about four times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 868 paces is 3.80 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.2630 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 228 paces to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about four times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 868 paces is 3.9070 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.255950 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 222.170 paces tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about four times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 868 paces is 4.01 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.2490 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 217 paces. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about four times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 868 paces is 4.08 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.2450 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 213 paces from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.