It's about 1,000 times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, 429 furlongs is 1,100 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.00091 times that amount.(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 0.380 furlongs. 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 1,500 times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 1,260 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.000794 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 0.3410 furlongs. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 41,200 furlongs before refueling.
It's about 1,500 times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.000667 times 429 furlongs.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 0.2860 furlongs 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 1,500 times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 1,530 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.000654 times that amount.(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 0.280 furlongs 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 1,500 times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 1,671 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.0005984 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 0.25670 furlongs 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 2,000 times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 1,800 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.00056 times that amount.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 0.240 furlongs 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 2,000 times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 1,840 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.000543 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 0.2330 furlongs 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.