New Yorkers to Drink from Giant Stanley Cup Replica Spouting NYC Water
By Tuan Nguyen on April 7, 2012 12:34pm
MANHATTAN − It's every hockey player's biggest dream to drink from the Stanley Cup and next week New Yorkers will be able to drink from the biggest Stanley Cup -- a 21-foot-high replica that spouts New York City water.
The mammoth version of hockey's Holy Grail -- the actual Cup is about three feet tall -- will be displayed in Times Square for three days beginning Weds., April 11 to coincide with the start of the NHL playoffs, the blog Puck Daddy reported.
The 6,600-pound structure is being erected by NBC in conjunction with the city Department of Environmental Protection, which is promoting its Water-On-The Go program, the blog reported.
The Cup will feature 12 industrial fountain jets in the upper bowl that will pump an estimated 120 gallons of water through the structure each minute and and shoot water six feet above the cup.
Fortunately, those looking to sip from Lord Stanley's mug don't have to lift the gargantaun model over their heads to slake their thirst -- NBC Sports/NHL and NYC Water are supplying reusable souvenir cups to get water from spouts at the base.