The project will include a building called the “George Tower,” named after Bill George, who graduated from Georgia Tech in 1964 and held executive positions at Honeywell, Litton Industries and Medtronic. George and his wife, Penny, agreed to donate $18.75 million to Georgia Tech as part of the naming rights agreement. George is currently a Harvard Business School professor.
Technology Square, located near the North Avenue MARTA station in Midtown Atlanta, opened in 2003 as a research and technology hub for Georgia Tech students, researchers and start-up companies. It includes a hotel and conference center. The second phase opened in May.