FLOWER CLOCK CREATED BY THE CHILE EARTHQUAKE
In 1956, the selections of the host country for the 62nd World Cup began. The Chilean Organization Committee was able to include the country to the shortlist and later this country win the bid and was the host.
In 1960, the most powerful earthquake Valdivia occurred in Chile (since the existence of seismic devices). The earthquake with 9.6 magnitudes shook the country for 10 minutes without stopping. Several towns were ruined. However, after the infrastructure was destroyed, the Chilean Organization Committee and its president, Carlos Dittborn, did not refuse to be the host for the World Cup Football Championship to be held in Chile after 2 years. And shortly after the earthquake, he said:
"Because we have nothing, we will do everything.”
Two years later, that country, as if nothing has happened, held the World Championship properly. But, unfortunately, Carlos could not see it. He died a month before the championship. Arica Stadium, one of the venues of that World Championship, is named after Dittborn.
P.S After that earthquake, various governments gave gifts to different town of Chile suffered from the earthquake. And this Flower Clock was donated by the Swiss government to Vina del Mar which is now one of the symbols of the city.