It's about as tall as Burj Dubai
(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 165 rods to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 115 rods on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 56.70 rods on the 78th floor.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Gocta Falls
In other words, 165 rods is 1.08 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 0.9260 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 153 rods in total height. Although it sits just 8,350 rods 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 nine-tenths as tall as Olo'upena Falls
In other words, 165 rods is 0.92190 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 1.085 times that amount.(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 179 rods in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about nine-tenths as long as The Navy Pier
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 1 times 165 rods.(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 200 rods 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 nine-tenths as tall as The Three Sisters Falls
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 1 times 165 rods.(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 200 rods in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as Tugela Falls
In other words, 165 rods is 0.8750 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 1.140 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 188 rods in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about four-fifths as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, 165 rods is 0.8480 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 1.180 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 195 rods. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.