It's about as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 217 paces is 1.02 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.980 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 213 paces from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, the height of The Washington Monument is 1.0238 times 217 paces.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 222.170 paces tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 217 paces is 1.05 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.9520 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 207 paces to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 126,000 paces to the northwest.
It's about as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 1.05 times 217 paces.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 228 paces to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 217 paces is 1.08 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.9260 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 201 paces tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 217 paces is 0.8990 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 1.110 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 241 paces tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).