It's about nine-tenths as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, 472 inches is 0.920 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 1.10 times that amount.(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 510 inches. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.910 times 472 inches.(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 430 inches tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about four-fifths as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 472 inches is 0.81950 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 1.220 times that amount.(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 576 inches (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 1.30 times 472 inches.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 590 inches tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 472 inches is 1.430 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.6990 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 330 inches in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about three-fifths as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 472 inches is 0.625850 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 1.59780 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 754.170 inches. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about three-fifths as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 472 inches is 0.595960 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 1.677960 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 792 inches. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 28.34650 inches tall including the bails.