It's about as tall as The Eiffel Tower
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The QE2
In other words, 709 cubits is 1.1 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.909 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 643 cubits. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 21,000,000,000 cubits, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 709 cubits is 0.85078 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 1.1754 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 833.360 cubits 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 seven-tenths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 709 cubits is 0.7173 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 1.394 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 988.40 cubits 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 251.50 cubits deep.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 709 cubits is 1.43 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.699 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 497 cubits 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 two-thirds as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, 709 cubits is 0.659 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1.52 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 1,080 cubits 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 three-fifths as tall as The Willis Tower
In other words, 709 cubits is 0.623 times the height of The Willis Tower, and the height of The Willis Tower is 1.61 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sears Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to about 1,140 cubits to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at about 901 cubits.