It's about three-tenths as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.2930 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 3.410 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 829 ells in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about three-tenths as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 0.2840 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 3.520 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 857 ells. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about three-and-a-half times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.270 times 242.90 ells.(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 66 ells. 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 four times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 4.05 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.2470 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 59.90 ells. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 7,250,000 ells before refueling.
It's about five times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 4.820 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.2070 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 50.40 ells 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 five times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 4.920 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.2030 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 49.30 ells 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.
It's about five-and-a-half times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 242.90 ells is 5.3760 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.1860 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 45.180 ells 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.