It's about 60 times as tall as Burj Dubai.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 59.50 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 0.0168 times that amount.(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 4.120 furlongs to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 2.870 furlongs on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 1.420 furlongs on the 78th floor.
It's about 65 times as tall as Gocta Falls.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 63.90 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 0.0156 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 3.830 furlongs in total height. Although it sits just 209 furlongs 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 one-seventieth as long as The Oregon Trail.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 0.0141 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 70.90 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 17,300 furlongs across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.
It's about one-seventieth as long as The Volga.
In other words, the length of The Volga is 71.40 times 245 furlongs.(a.k.a. Волга, a.k.a. İdel (Идел), a.k.a. Атăл (Atăl), a.k.a. Edil, a.k.a. İdil, a.k.a. Рав (Rav)) (from the Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast, Russia through the Caspian Sea)
The largest river in Europe, the Volga river runs 17,500 furlongs in total length. World War II's Battle of Stalingrad between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which resulted in nearly two million casualties, was fought in part for control of the river.
It's about one-seventy-fifth as long as The Mississippi River.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 0.01309 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 76.390 times that amount.(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 18,720 furlongs. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.
It's about 80 times as tall as a Canton Tower.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 81 times the height of a Canton Tower, and the height of a Canton Tower is 0.012 times that amount.(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 3 furlongs to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about 90 times as tall as The CN Tower.
In other words, 245 furlongs is 89.072 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 0.011227 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 2.75060 furlongs tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.