Cup is also known as The Chalice. The Chalice has been
constructed to celebrate the 150 th anniversary of
the foundation of Christchurch and Canterbury and also for the
celebration of the New Millennium. The Sculptor of the Chalice
was Neil Dawson. The Chalice is on the Cathedral Square near the
Christ Church Cathedral. The Millennium Cup has a height of
eighteen meters. The diameter of the chalice at the ground is
1.2 meters and at the top it is three meters. The base is made
of solid steel and is around three meters above the ground. The
construction of the chalice was a complex work; it has forty two
leaf patterns in aluminum. The leaves are expressed are totara,
koromiko, karamu, kowhai, mapou, totoki, maratata and ngaio.
While visiting Christchurch you need to absolutely visit the
Christ Church Cathedral and have a look at the Millennium Cup.