It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as a Canton Tower
In other words, 1,969 cubits is 1.5 times the height of a Canton Tower, and the height of a Canton Tower is 0.67 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 1,300 cubits 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.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The CN Tower
In other words, 1,969 cubits is 1.6269 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 0.61467 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 1,210.30 cubits tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, 1,969 cubits is 1.7 times the height of The Ostankino Tower, and the height of The Ostankino Tower is 0.59 times that amount.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 1,200 cubits to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 1,100 cubits.
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as tall as The Willis Tower
In other words, 1,969 cubits is 1.73 times the height of The Willis Tower, and the height of The Willis Tower is 0.578 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sears Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (to antenna peak)
The Willis Tower rises to about 1,140 cubits to the top of its tallest antenna. The bathrooms on the 103rd floor are said to be the highest in the western hemisphere at about 901 cubits.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, 1,969 cubits is 1.83 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 0.546 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 1,080 cubits 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
It's about twice as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 1,969 cubits is 1.992 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 0.502 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 988.40 cubits 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 251.50 cubits deep.
It's about half as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 1,969 cubits is 0.4710526 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 2.122905 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 4,180 cubits. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.