It's about as tall as The Space Needle
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 161 ells tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
In other words, 161 ells is 1.06 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.9430 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 152 ells 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).
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Washington Monument
In other words, 161 ells is 1.087 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.919960 times that amount.(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-one-tenth times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel)
In other words, 161 ells is 1.120 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.8930 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 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-one-tenth times as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
In other words, 161 ells is 1.140 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 0.8770 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-one-fifth times as tall as Blackpool Tower
In other words, 161 ells is 1.160 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.8620 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-one-fifth times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha
In other words, the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.8330 times 161 ells.(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