It's about one-and-three-tenths times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 0.50 kilometers is 1.31230 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.762020 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 0.381010 kilometers to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 0.50 kilometers is 1.540 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.6490 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 0.3240 kilometers tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 0.037 kilometers or less.
It's about two-thirds as tall as Gocta Falls.
In other words, 0.50 kilometers is 0.6490 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 1.540 times that amount.(a.k.a. Gocta Cataracts, a.k.a. Catarata del Gocta) (Amazonas, Peru) (total height)
Gocta Falls, a waterfall on the Cocahuayco River, measures 0.7710 kilometers in total height. Although it sits just 42 km from the major city of Chachapoyas, the waterfall was unknown to non-locals until it was documented during a 2005 expedition by a German economist.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Burj Dubai.
In other words, 0.50 kilometers is 0.6040 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 1.660 times that amount.(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 0.8280 kilometers to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 0.5770 kilometers on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 0.2850 kilometers on the 78th floor.
It's about three-fifths as long as The Navy Pier.
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 2 times 0.50 kilometers.(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 0.90 kilometers in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.
It's about three-fifths as tall as The Three Sisters Falls.
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 2 times 0.50 kilometers.(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 0.90 kilometers in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as long as The QE2.
In other words, the length of The QE2 is 0.5880 times 0.50 kilometers.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 0.2940 kilometers. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 9.6 million km, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.