It's about three-fifths as tall as The Washington Monument
In other words, 97 meters is 0.572980 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 1.74530 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 169.29 m tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about three-fifths as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
In other words, 97 meters is 0.5570 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 1.80 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 174 m to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
In other words, the height of The Mahabodhi Temple is 0.560 times 97 meters.(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 55 m in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 97 meters is 1.8780 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.53250 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 51.64 m 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 half as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, 97 meters is 0.5270 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 1.90 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 184 m tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about two times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.50 times 97 meters.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 49 m 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 two times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 97 meters is 2.07 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.4830 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 46.9 m 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.