1987 - The founder of the Bandeirantes Radio and TV Network visits the construction site
On January 5, 1987, when the groundwork of the Temple of Good Will was being concluded, the Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicação TV network was implementing another of its broadcasting stations in the federal capital. The group’s late founder, Dr. João Jorge Saad (1919-1999), a great friend of the LBV and of its president, took the opportunity to visit the construction site of the Temple of the Unrestricted Ecumenism where he expressed his admiration in view of the grandeur of the project of the Temple of Peace. With Paiva Netto, he visited the entire site and was shown the model of the gigantic enterprise.
In December of this same year, the Pyramid’s supporting structure was ready to begin coating the slabs.
- Foto: Gilberto Bertolin
Late Dr. João Jorge Saad pays a visit to the construction site of the TGW next to his old friend Paiva Netto. On that occasion, in January 1987, after learning of the project’s grandeur in its early days, the respected businessman challenged the leader of the LBV: "José, do you really expect to deliver the TGW by October 21, 1989?” To which Paiva Netto promptly replied: "I do, Dr. João, because that was my promise to the people. And I keep my promises”. And so it was: the Temple of Good Will was accomplished. The project’s conclusion actually occurred on the date established by the LBV’s president, as so many other promises he had made throughout his life, such as the inauguration of the LBV’s magnificent ParlaMundi (12/25/1994)—located next to the TGW—and the important Legion of Good Will Educational, Cultural and Community Center in Rio de Janeiro/RJ, delivered to the people of Rio on March 2, 1996, same day as Paiva Netto’s birthday and the same year in which the LBV’s president completed 40 years of relevant services to the Legion of Good Will (6/29/1996).