It's about as tall as Burj Dubai
(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 487 smoots to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 339 smoots on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 167 smoots on the 78th floor.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Gocta Falls
In other words, 487 smoots is 1.1 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 0.935 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 453 smoots in total height. Although it sits just 24,700 smoots 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.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as Olo'upena Falls
In other words, 487 smoots is 0.9208 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 1.09 times that amount.(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 528.90 smoots in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about nine-tenths as long as The Navy Pier
In other words, 487 smoots is 0.9 times the length of The Navy Pier, and the length of The Navy Pier is 1 times that amount.(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 500 smoots 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 nine-tenths as tall as The Three Sisters Falls
In other words, 487 smoots is 0.9 times the height of The Three Sisters Falls, and the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 1 times that amount.(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 500 smoots in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as Tugela Falls
In other words, 487 smoots is 0.874 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 1.14 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 557 smoots in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about four-fifths as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, 487 smoots is 0.847 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 1.18 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 575 smoots. 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.