It's about one-fifteenth as long as The Panama Canal
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 15 times 5,214 ells.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 77,000 ells in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 23 ells above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about fifteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 5,214 ells is 15.6420 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.06393 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-twentieth as long as The English Channel
In other words, 5,214 ells is 0.0557 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 18 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 93,600 ells, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
It's about eighteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.0543 times 5,214 ells.(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 one-twentieth as long as The 405
In other words, 5,214 ells is 0.051138 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 19.5550 times that amount.(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 101,960 ells. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.
It's about one-twentieth as long as Hadrian's Wall
In other words, the length of Hadrian's Wall is 20 times 5,214 ells.(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 100,000 ells (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.
It's about twenty-and-a-half times as long as The QE2