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91. DIPOLI Birth Pains
11.9.1959 TKY Board appointed a committee to draw up the room program. The committee decided to use the working title DIPOLI.
28.3.1960 the committee submitted its memorandum to the board of TKY.
17.5.1960 the enlarged room program committee submitted its new, reduced presentation.
12.12.1960 TKY's representative council approved the room program.
15.1.1961 the genenral architectural competition was announced.
15.5.1961 the competition ended and 28 proposals were received.
4.8.1961 the jury announced the result by awarding to II prizes. "The wedding march of Cavemen" Reima Pietilä and Raili Paatelainen and "Cortile", Osmo Lappo and his assistants.
11.4.1962 TKY's representative council chose Reima Pietilä and Raili Paatelainen as designers.
29.6.1962 The construction committee approved the final design sketches.
8.2.1963 The Dipoli's own brand competition was solved. Out of 314 entries, the prize committee declared artist Kaj Kajander's proposal as the winner.
13.5.1963 Felling and clearing voluntary work were held on the plot.
1.9.1963 the foundation excavation contract was signed.
19.3.1964 the start bang of DIPOLI's excavation works was shot.
1.10.1964 the permission to start the construction works was granted.
12.3.1965 masonry of the foundation stone.
22.10.1965 Topping out festival.
5.9.1966 Dipoli opened for teekkaris and 10.13 the first customer, teekkari Erkki Mecklin, came to eat.
29.9.1966 Inauguration of Dipoli.
It took 7 years and 18 days according to the above and insensitive timetable to birth Dipoli. Thus, no one can claim that it was rushed and gesticulated. Large and remarkable was the group of teekkaris, engineers, architects, various field's experts, and authorities who were involved in the project in one way or another at that time. The work was done in a way as TKY's own work. It was done under the supervision of Rakennusinsinööriurakoitsijat ry, who were involved in the project without any compensation, whose members formed the construction works committee and monitored the construction works. However, as many as thirty (30), subcontractors were needed before everything was ready. And a lot of money was also required. A total of 10.6 million marks of that time. It was collected as follows: loans from financial institutions 5.7 million marks; loans from the government 1.0 million marks; grand from the government 1.0 million marks; fundraising 1.5 million marks, own funds 1.4 million marks. It must be said in particular of the collections that 90% of the teekkaris donated to DIPOLI their 1 DAY SALARY from their training salary in the summer of 1961. In 1962, 3296 engineers and architects did the same. Also, the financial statement raising, which was targeted at our country's business life, produced good results.
And so came the moment of Dipoli on 29.9.1966. On that day, yours truly had the memorable task of honour to drive with a battery-powered forklift, dressed in a tailcoat, along and across the ballrooms. TKY's chairman, MSc. Techn. Väinö Nurmimaa stood on the pallet of the forklift and welcomed the dignified inauguration gala people. There were about one thousand of them.