It's about one-tenth as long as Daytona International Speedway.
In other words, 518 yards is 0.1177270 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 8.494230 times that amount.(Daytona Beach, Florida) (tri-oval course)
The tri-oval course of the Daytona International Speedway, upon which the NASCAR Daytona 500 is run, is 4,400 yards in length. Although the tri-oval design is said to allow for greater visibility during the race, the real reason for the then-unique design was that plot available for construction of the track was only 350 acres and could not accommodate a traditional oval layout of appropriate length.
It's about nine times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 518 yards is 9.1720 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.1090 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 56.470 yards from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about nine-and-a-half times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.10 times 518 yards.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 54 yards tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about ten times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 518 yards is 10.10 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.099 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 51.30 yards tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 518 yards is 0.09698 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 10.310 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 5,341 yards. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Vinson Massif.
In other words, 518 yards is 0.09682 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 10.330 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 5,350 yards at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Mount Elbrus.
In other words, 518 yards is 0.08395 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 11.910 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
The west summit of the dual-summit volcano Mount Elbrus is 6,170 yards at its peak and is the highest peak in both Russia and the European continent. Until 1976, a cable car would take visitors to the mountain as far up as the Garabashi camp, located at an elevation of 4,156 yards.