Georgia Tech’s Expansion of Tech Square Has Been a Relay, not a Sprint

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Georgia Tech’s third phase of Tech Square is now underway.

A ceremonial ground breaking was held Thursday afternoon on two new towers totaling 400,000 square feet and expected to cost about $200 million, according to Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera. The two new towers will be built across from the historic Biltmore hotel on the block bordered by West Peachtree Street, Fifth Street, Spring Street and Biltmore Place.

The three families of philanthropists who contributed to the towers were present for the ground breaking.

The George Tower will be named after Penny and William “Bill” George. It will house the top-ranked H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering in addition to other programs. Milt and Carolyn Stewart were present, and their son, Jeb Stewart, made remarks.

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