It's about five times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 4.840 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.2070 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 102 smoots 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 five times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 4.9710 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.201170 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 99.4770 smoots 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 five times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 5.10 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.1960 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 97 smoots. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about five times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 5.190 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.1930 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 95.20 smoots 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 five-and-a-half times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 5.330 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.1880 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 92.80 smoots to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 56,400 smoots to the northwest.
It's about five-and-a-half times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.1820 times 494.50 smoots.(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 89.90 smoots 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 one-fifth as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 0.17230 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 5.8040 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 2,870 smoots. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.