It's about one-third as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 240.60 spans is 0.3590 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 2.790 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 669 spans 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 three times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 240.60 spans is 2.87120 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.348290 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 83.7970 spans. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-third as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 240.60 spans is 0.3480 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 2.870 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 691 spans to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 420,000 spans to the northwest.
It's about one-third as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 2.940 times 240.60 spans.(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 709 spans 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-third as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 240.60 spans is 0.3330 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 3 times that amount.(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 722 spans. 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-third as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 240.60 spans is 0.324890 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 3.078 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 740.550 spans 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-tenths as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 240.60 spans is 0.3160 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 3.160 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 761 spans 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).