It's about three-tenths as long as Steel Dragon 2000
In other words, 428 smoots is 0.2938 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 3.404 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 1,457 smoots in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 53.730 smoots and 71.460 smoots) in the world, having a height of 57 smoots.
It's about four times as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, 428 smoots is 3.96 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.253 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 108 smoots 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 four times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
In other words, 428 smoots is 4.19 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.239 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 102 smoots 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).
It's about four-and-a-half times as tall as The Washington Monument
In other words, 428 smoots is 4.3025 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.23242 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 99.4770 smoots tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about four-and-a-half times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
In other words, 428 smoots is 4.41 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.227 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 97 smoots. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about four-and-a-half times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
In other words, 428 smoots is 4.5 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.222 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 95.20 smoots from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about four-and-a-half times as tall as Blackpool Tower
In other words, 428 smoots is 4.61 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.217 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 92.80 smoots to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 56,400 smoots to the northwest.