It's about one-and-two-thirds times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, the height of The Washington Monument is 0.609760 times 242.90 ells.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 148.110 ells 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 one-and-two-thirds times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.5950 times 242.90 ells.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 144 ells. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 1.710 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.5850 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 142 ells from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.5680 times 242.90 ells.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 138 ells to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 84,000 ells to the northwest.
It's about three-fifths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.5640 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1.770 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 430 ells 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 one-and-four-fifths times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 1.810 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.5520 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 134 ells tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about half as tall as The Taipei 101 (skyscraper).
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.5470 times the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper), and the height of The Taipei 101 (skyscraper) is 1.830 times that amount.(a.k.a. Taipei Financial Center, a.k.a. 台北101, a.k.a. 臺北101) (Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan) (to spire)
The Taipei 101 reaches 444 ells to its spire. The tower itself is said to be the style in world's tallest sundial, with the circular area of the adjacent Millennium Park acting as the sundial's face.