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 75.6 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 12.81 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 67.77 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.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as Mount Everest.
In other words, the height of Mount Everest is 13.4 times 868 paces.(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. सगरमाथा, a.k.a. Chajamlungma, a.k.a. ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, a.k.a. 珠穆朗玛峰, a.k.a. Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet, China) (to summit, excluding snow depth)
Mount Everest is 11,600 paces above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak — raising it by 0.00525 paces and shifting it to the northeast by 0.00591 paces each year.
It's about one-fifteenth as tall as a Mauna Loa.
In other words, 868 paces is 0.07214 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 13.86 times that amount.(Hawaii) (Hawaiian island volcano) (total height from seafloor)
Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in total height in the world, rises to 12,070 paces above the seafloor. The peak of Loa is home to the approximately 6,000 sq. m (0.6 ha) Lake Waiau, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States outside of Colorado.
It's about fourteen times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 868 paces is 14.1 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.0709 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 61.5 paces tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.