It's about eight times as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 8.2320 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 0.12150 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 89.860 rods 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 22.870 rods deep.
It's about ten times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 9.76380 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.102420 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 75.760 rods 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 eleven-and-a-half times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.087 times 739.70 rods.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 64.40 rods 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 7.360 rods or less.
It's about twelve-and-a-half times as long as The QE2.
It's about sixteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.061 times 739.70 rods.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 45.10 rods above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about twenty times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 20.20 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.0495 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 36.60 rods tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about twenty times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 21.40 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.0467 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 34.60 rods 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).