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How long is 480.3 feet?

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It's about as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 1.04 times 480.3 feet.
(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
It's about nine-tenths as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 480.3 feet is 0.927 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 1.08 times that amount.
(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 518 feet to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 315,000 feet to the northwest.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 0.91 times 480.3 feet.
(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
It's about nine-tenths as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 480.3 feet is 0.904 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 1.11 times that amount.
(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 480.3 feet is 0.887 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 1.13 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 541 feet. 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 nine-tenths as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 480.3 feet is 0.86476 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 1.1564 times that amount.
(Washington, D.C.)
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 480.3 feet is 0.796 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 1.26 times that amount.
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)