It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 612 spans is 2.709 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.3691 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 225.90 spans from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about two-fifths as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 612 spans is 0.36719 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 2.7234 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 1,666.70 spans 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 three times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, 612 spans is 2.9 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.34 times that amount.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 210 spans tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about three times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 612 spans is 2.98 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.336 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 205 spans tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about three-tenths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 612 spans is 0.3096 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 3.23 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 1,977 spans 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 503.10 spans deep.
It's about three-and-a-half times as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, 612 spans is 3.26 times the length of Ha'Penny Bridge, and the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 0.307 times that amount.(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 188 spans in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about three-tenths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, 612 spans is 0.284 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 3.52 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 2,150 spans 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