It's about as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, the height of The Empire State Building is 1.0114 times 206 fathoms.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 208.340 fathoms 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-one-fifth times as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 206 fathoms is 1.160 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.8620 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 177 fathoms 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 20.20 fathoms or less.
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 206 fathoms is 0.83370 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 1.1990 times that amount.(a.k.a. Menara Berkembar Petronas, a.k.a. Petronas Towers) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) (to spire)
Each of the Petronas Towers stands 247.10 fathoms to their spires. Holding the record as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, the towers continue to hold the record for the deepest foundation barrettes — up to 62.880 fathoms deep.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as long as The QE2
In other words, 206 fathoms is 1.280 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.7810 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 161 fathoms. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 5,250,000,000 fathoms, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, 206 fathoms is 0.7660 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1.310 times that amount.(上海环球金融中 上海環球金融中心, Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) (a.k.a. SWFC) (Shanghai, China) (to spire)
The Shanghai World Financial Center is 269 fathoms tall to its roof. It is home to both the world's highest hotel (on its 79th through 93rd floors) and the world's tallest observation deck (on its 100
It's about seven-tenths as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 1.40 times 206 fathoms.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 300 fathoms to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 270 fathoms.
It's about two-thirds as tall as The CN Tower
In other words, 206 fathoms is 0.680850 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 1.46880 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 302.560 fathoms 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.