It's about as long as The Navy Pier
(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 200 rods in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.
It's about as tall as Olo'upena Falls
(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 179 rods in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about as tall as The Three Sisters Falls
(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 200 rods in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about as tall as Tugela Falls
In other words, 179 rods is 0.95 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 1.1 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 188 rods in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, 179 rods is 0.92 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 1.1 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 195 rods. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Burj Dubai
In other words, 179 rods is 1.1 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 0.917 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 165 rods to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 115 rods on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 56.70 rods on the 78th floor.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as Gocta Falls
In other words, 179 rods is 1.17 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 0.855 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 153 rods in total height. Although it sits just 8,350 rods 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.