It's about 700 times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 720 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.00139 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 0.3410 furlongs. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 41,200 furlongs before refueling.
It's about one-eight-hundredth as long as The Circumfrence of Earth.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 0.0012298476 times the length of The Circumfrence of Earth, and the length of The Circumfrence of Earth is 813.108880 times that amount.(Equatorial)
The Earth — not a perfect sphere, but rather an oblate spheroid with bulged middle — has an Equatorial circumference of approximately 199,211.670 furlongs. The first airplane trip around the circumference of the Earth (with a few stops along the way), was completed in 1924 by the United States Army Air Service, and took 175 days.
It's about 850 times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 856 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.00117 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 0.2860 furlongs tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about 850 times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 874 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.00114 times that amount.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 0.280 furlongs tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about 950 times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 954.40 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.001048 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 0.25670 furlongs from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about 1,000 times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.001 times 245 furlongs.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 0.240 furlongs tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about 1,000 times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 1,050 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.000952 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 0.2330 furlongs tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.