It's about 400 times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 380 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.00263 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 1.130 furlongs 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-four-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Circumfrence of Earth.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 0.0021534883 times the length of The Circumfrence of Earth, and the length of The Circumfrence of Earth is 464.362870 times that amount.(Equatorial)
The Earth — not a perfect sphere, but rather an oblate spheroid with bulged middle — has an Equatorial circumference of approximately 199,211.670 furlongs. The first airplane trip around the circumference of the Earth (with a few stops along the way), was completed in 1924 by the United States Army Air Service, and took 175 days.
It's about 450 times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 469 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.00213 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 0.9150 furlongs 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 500 times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 496 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.00202 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 0.8650 furlongs 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 500 times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 509.780 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.0019616 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 0.841540 furlongs 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 500 times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 429 furlongs is 523 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.00191 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 0.820 furlongs. 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 550 times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 533 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.00188 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 0.8050 furlongs 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.