It's about two times as long as The QE2
In other words, 704 yards is 2.190 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.4570 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 322 yards. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 10,500,000,000 yards, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about three times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 704 yards is 2.840 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.3520 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 248 yards 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 one-third as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 704 yards is 0.33684210 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 2.968750 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 2,090 yards. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about one-third as long as The Kentucky Derby
In other words, the length of The Kentucky Derby is 3.1250 times 704 yards.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 2,200 yards. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about three-tenths as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster)
In other words, 704 yards is 0.2870 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 3.4840 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 2,453 yards in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about three-and-a-half times as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, the height of The Space Needle is 0.2860 times 704 yards.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 201 yards 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 three-and-a-half times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
In other words, the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.270 times 704 yards.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 190 yards 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).