It's about as tall as a Canton Tower
(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 8.30 leas to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The CN Tower
In other words, 8.30 leas is 1.0973 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 0.911330 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 7.56410 leas tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 0.910 times 8.30 leas.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 7.40 leas to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 6.80 leas.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, 8.30 leas is 1.230 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 0.8130 times that amount.(上海环球金融中 上海環球金融中心, Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) (a.k.a. SWFC) (Shanghai, China) (to spire)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 6.730 leas tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100
It's about four-fifths as tall as Gocta Falls
In other words, 8.30 leas is 0.7870 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 1.270 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 10.50 leas in total height. Although it sits just 574 leas 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 one-and-one-third times as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 8.30 leas is 1.3440 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 0.7440 times that amount.(a.k.a. Menara Berkembar Petronas, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 6.1780 leas to their spires. Holding the record as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, the towers continue to hold the record for the deepest foundation barrettes — up to 1.5720 leas deep.
It's about three-fourths as tall as Burj Dubai
In other words, 8.30 leas is 0.7330 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 1.360 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 11.30 leas to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 7.890 leas on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 3.90 leas on the 78th floor.