It's about 150 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.0059 times 2,479 meters.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 15 m tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about one-two-hundredth as long as The Grand Canyon
In other words, 2,479 meters is 0.00556 times the length of The Grand Canyon, and the length of The Grand Canyon is 180 times that amount.(a.k.a. Gran Cañón) (Arizona) (Colorado River miles measure)
The Grand Canyon has a total length of 446,000 meters along the course of the Colorado River at its bottom. Having opened in early 2007, the Grand Canyon Skywalk allows tourists to stand on a horseshoe-shaped glass walkway 1,100 m above the floor of Granite Gorge.
It's about 200 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus
In other words, 2,479 meters is 190 times the height of a Brachiosaurus, and the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.0053 times that amount.(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 13 m. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about 250 times as tall as a Telephone Pole
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.0043 times 2,479 meters.(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 11 m tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about 300 times as long as a London bus
In other words, 2,479 meters is 296 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.00338 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 8.38 m in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about 450 times as tall as a Giraffe
It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Rhine
In other words, 2,479 meters is 0.00188 times the length of The Rhine, and the length of The Rhine is 532 times that amount.(a.k.a. Rhein, a.k.a. Rijn, a.k.a. Rhin, a.k.a. Rain, a.k.a. Reno, a.k.a. Rhenus, a.k.a. Ryn) (from near Reichenau, Switzerland through Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Rhine river runs 1,320,000 meters in total length. The World War II Battle of Arnhem, as memorialized in the 1974 book and 1977 movie A Bridge Too Far, was the first of several attempts to capture key bridges across the Rhine, beginning with the Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands.