It's about half as long as The QE2
In other words, 158 meters is 0.5370 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 1.860 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 294 m. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 9,600,000,000 meters, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about half as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 158 meters is 0.4880 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 2.05 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 324 m tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 37 m or less.
It's about two times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
In other words, 158 meters is 2.10 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.480 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 76 m. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about two-and-a-half times as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 158 meters is 2.310 times the width of The Wingspan of a 747, and the width of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.4330 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 68.5 m. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 8,290,000 meters before refueling.
It's about two-fifths as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 158 meters is 0.414690 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 2.41140 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 381.01 m 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 two-and-a-half times as tall as The Cinderella Castle
In other words, 158 meters is 2.740 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.3650 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 57.6 m tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about three times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, 158 meters is 2.80 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.3570 times that amount.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 56.4 m tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.