It's about eleven times as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 4,884,000,000 microns is 10.810 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 0.09251 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 451,900,000 microns 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 115,000,000 microns deep.
It's about thirteen times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 4,884,000,000 microns is 12.8190 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.078009 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 381,010,000 microns 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 fifteen times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 4,884,000,000 microns is 15.10 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.0662 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 324,000,000 microns 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 37,000,000 microns or less.
It's about sixteen-and-a-half times as long as The QE2.
In other words, the length of The QE2 is 0.0602 times 4,884,000,000 microns.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 294,000,000 microns. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 9,600,000,000,000,000.000000000000000000 microns, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 18 times 4,884,000,000 microns.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 88,000,000,000 microns in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 26,000,000 microns above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about twenty times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 4,884,000,000 microns is 21.50 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.0465 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 227,000,000 microns above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 4,884,000,000 microns is 0.0456 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 21.90 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 107,000,000,000 microns, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.