It's about nine-tenths as long as The QE2.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.9440 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 1.06 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 257 ells. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 8,400,000,000 ells, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.8570 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 1.170 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 283 ells 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 32.40 ells or less.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 1.220 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.820 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 199 ells above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.728680 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 1.37230 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 333.340 ells 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 one-and-a-half times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 1.510 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.6620 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 161 ells 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 one-and-three-fifths times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.6250 times 242.90 ells.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 152 ells 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 three-fifths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.61440 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 1.6280 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 395.40 ells 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 100.60 ells deep.