It's about nine-tenths as long as The QE2
In other words, 342 paces is 0.8860 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 1.130 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 386 paces. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 12,600,000,000 paces, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 342 paces is 1.150 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.870 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 298 paces 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 four-fifths as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 342 paces is 0.8040 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 1.240 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 425 paces 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 48.60 paces or less.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, 342 paces is 1.420 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.7040 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).
It's about seven-tenths as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 342 paces is 0.683980 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 1.4620 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 500.01 paces 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 St. Paul's Cathedral
In other words, the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.6670 times 342 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-a-half times as tall as The Washington Monument
In other words, 342 paces is 1.53940 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.64960 times that amount.(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.