Tech's Oldest Building Gets New Letters
New Letters for Tech’s Oldest Building
By Victor Rogers June 4, 2018 | Above photo by allison carter
Tech Tower has been outfitted with new letters that will be easier to maintain, while keeping the traditional look and feel of the oldest building on campus.
Removal and replacement of the letters on all four sides of the building was completed in less than a week.
“While developing options, we were very sensitive to the character and design of the existing iconic Tech Tower letters,” said Howard Wertheimer, institute architect, Facilities Management. “We are very pleased with the final design and installation, and look forward to having the letters stand tall atop the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Administration Building for future generations to enjoy.”
The question on the minds of many alumni and friends of Georgia Tech is: What will happen to the old letters?
The Institute is exploring a number of options and plans to work with the appropriate offices to determine how the letters may be repurposed. As soon as there is an answer, the Tech community will be informed.
In the meantime, the old letters are being kept in a secure and undisclosed location.
Breon Elrod of Henry Incorporated, a fabrication and construction company, assists in the installation of the wiring for the new Tech Tower letters.
Photo by Christopher Moore