It's about two-thirds as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 218.240 ells is 0.65470 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 1.52740 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 long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 218.240 ells is 1.540 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.6490 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-fifths times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 218.240 ells is 1.580 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.6330 times that amount.(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 one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 218.240 ells is 1.630 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.6130 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 three-fifths as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers.
In other words, 218.240 ells is 0.5520 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 1.8120 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.
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 0.530 times 218.240 ells.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 110 ells. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about half as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center.
In other words, 218.240 ells is 0.5070 times the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center, and the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1.970 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