It's about three times as tall as Burj Dubai
In other words, 2,479 meters is 2.990 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 0.3340 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 828 m to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 577 m on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 285 m on the 78th floor.
It's about three times as long as The Navy Pier
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 0.30 times 2,479 meters.(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 900 m 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 three times as tall as The Three Sisters Falls
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 0.30 times 2,479 meters.(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 900 m in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about three times as tall as Gocta Falls
In other words, 2,479 meters is 3.220 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 0.3110 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 771 m in total height. Although it sits just 42,000 meters 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 three-tenths as tall as Mount Everest
In other words, 2,479 meters is 0.2801490 times the height of Mount Everest, and the height of Mount Everest is 3.569530 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. Sagarmatha, a.k.a. Mount Qomolangma, a.k.a. सगरमाथा, a.k.a. Chajamlungma, a.k.a. ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, a.k.a. 珠穆朗玛峰, a.k.a. Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet, China) (to summit, excluding snow depth)
Mount Everest rises 8,848.86 m above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak â€” raising it by 0.004 meters and shifting it to the northeast by 0.0045 meters each year.
It's about one-fourth as tall as a Mauna Loa
In other words, 2,479 meters is 0.27040 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 3.6980 times that amount.(Hawaii) (Hawaiian island volcano) (total height from seafloor)
Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in total height in the world, rises to 9,168 m above the seafloor. The peak of Loa is home to the approximately 6,000 sq. m (0.6 ha) Lake Waiau, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States outside of Colorado.
It's about four times as tall as a Canton Tower
In other words, 2,479 meters is 4.10 times the height of a Canton Tower, and the height of a Canton Tower is 0.240 times that amount.(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 610 m to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.