Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown
683 Peachtree Street NE,
Atlanta, GA 30308 US

Hotel Indigo Atlanta is conveniently located across from the historic Fox Theatre and ATT. Other nearby attractions include: The Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Dome, Philips Arena, Georgia Tech, the Georgia World Congress Center, CNN, Underground Atlanta, Turner Field, the High Museum, Atlanta Ballet, Alliance Theater, Ernst & Young, Bank of America and Coca-Cola. Hotel Indigo Atlanta...more


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Hotel Indigo Midtown Atlanta
683 Peachtree Street NE,
Atlanta, GA 30308 US

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The Georgia Institute of Technology rose out of the ashes of the American Civil War and is a tribute to two former Confederate officers who dedicated themselves to pulling the south out of its agrarian past. John Fletcher Hanson, who was engaged in industry, and Nathaniel Edwin Harris, who would later become governor of Georgia, saw that the south would need to compete against the north during the Industrial Revolution that roared into prominence after the war. To do so, the two men realized that a technological school would need to come into existence in order to place graduates on this new entrepreneurial battlefield. 

The Georgia legislature sent a committee to the north to study manufacturing and educational institutes in order to create a model school that would graduate students skilled in the technology arts. It would follow the educational model of theory and practice.

The school opened its doors in 1888 on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. It consisted of one building with classrooms to teach students, and a second building containing a forge, foundry, engine room, and boiler room. The idea was to teach the students the technology of the day, and then head over to the machine and forge shop to produce goods that the university would sell to keep the school in the black.

The school went through various mergers, additions, and changes through the early years. In 1948, the Georgia School of Technology adopted the name used today, which is Georgia Tech. The name is designed to focus on the school’s main ventures, which are scientific and technological research. Georgia Tech is now a public university. 

Today, Georgia Tech boasts about 20,000 students and 1,000 faculty members. As a science and engineering university, Georgia Tech attracts mostly men, but women are being heavily recruited. A little over 50 percent of students are residents of Georgia. About 20 percent are foreign students, and the rest of the students are from other states.

Georgia Tech has been consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the United States and the world. In 2010, Georgia Tech was ranked as the 27th best university in the world and 10th in engineering and IT by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. All of Tech’s undergraduate engineering programs are ranked in the top 10.

Many start-up companies have been born through research at Georgia Tech. The university has many ties with large businesses, and Tech receives grants from them to pursue innovative research.

Tech Tower, one of the original buildings, still stands today as an administrative center.