It's about half as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, 581 inches is 0.537960 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 1.85890 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 1,080 inches. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about two times as tall as a Giraffe
It's about three-tenths as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 581 inches is 0.3150 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 3.170 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 1,850 inches 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.
It's about three-tenths as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 3.30 times 581 inches.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 1,900 inches 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 three-tenths as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 581 inches is 0.28580 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 3.4990 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 2,033 inches 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 three-and-a-half times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 581 inches is 3.6180 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.27640 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 160.60 inches. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about one-fourth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 581 inches is 0.2620 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 3.820 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 2,220 inches 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.