It's about one-four-hundredth as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, 0.690 ells is 0.00243 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 412 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 450 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness)
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.0022 times 0.690 ells.(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.0015 ells in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about one-five-hundredth as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 0.690 ells is 0.0020699 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 483.120 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-five-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers
In other words, 0.690 ells is 0.001745 times the height of The Petronas Twin Towers, and the height of The Petronas Twin Towers is 573.10 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-six-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center
In other words, the height of The Shanghai World Financial Center is 625 times 0.690 ells.(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 650 times as long as a Grain of Sand
In other words, 0.690 ells is 631 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.00158 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.00109 ells. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 13.20 ells in height.
It's about one-six-hundred-fiftieth as tall as The Ostankino Tower
In other words, the height of The Ostankino Tower is 670 times 0.690 ells.(a.k.a. Останкинская телебашня) (Moscow, Russia) (to spire)
The Ostankino Tower stands 470 ells to its spire. The tower has been the tallest structure in Europe since its construction in 1967 and was, at at that time, the only free-standing structure taller than 440 ells.