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State Official Confirms Google Barge Must Move From Treasure Island

The “Google barge” under construction off of San Francisco’s Treasure Island will have to move or get a permit from a state commission tasked with overseeing the Bay, the commission’s executive director said Thursday.

02/06/2014

KPIX 5 has obtained an artist's drawing of what a completed Google barge would look like. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Google’s Plans To Park Mystery Barges Facing Red Tape

A state commission isn’t thrilled about the lack of information it’s getting from Google about the mysterious high-tech barge the company is constructing at Treasure Island.

12/02/2013

Sources told KPIX 5 that that Google is building a floating marketing center for Google Glass off Treasure Island. (CBS)

Google’s Secrecy Surrounding Barge May Backfire

Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory.

11/05/2013

KPIX 5 hired a boat to get an up close view of a barge off Treasure Island believed to be a secret project by Google. (CBS)

Google’s Secret Revealed: Barge To Offer High-End Showrooms, Party Deck

Google’s mysterious floating barge on San Francisco Bay will feature luxury showrooms and a party deck for the tech giant to market Google Glass and other gadgets to invitation-only clients, multiple sources told KPIX 5.

10/31/2013

KPIX 5 hired a boat to get an up close view of a barge off Treasure Island believed to be a secret project by Google. (CBS)

Coast Guard Comments On Mysterious Google Barge

Google is staying silent about a mysterious barge off Treasure Island. Meanwhile, KPIX 5 has received comment from the U.S. Coast Guard about the project, and has obtained details about the barges and who owns them.

10/30/2013

Sources told KPIX 5 that that Google is building a floating marketing center for Google Glass off Treasure Island. (CBS)

San Francisco Mayor Left In The Dark By Google Over Mystery Barge

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other local officials said Google has left them in the dark about a massive barge off Treasure Island, days after KPIX 5 first reported on the mysterious project.

10/29/2013

Sources told KPIX 5 that that Google is building a floating marketing center for Google Glass off Treasure Island. (CBS)

Google Reportedly Building More Floating Structures Outside Bay Area

After KPIX 5 reported on Google’s mysterious project on a barge off Treasure Island, reports have surfaced of the tech giant building similar floating structures outside of the Bay Area.

10/28/2013

Sources told KPIX 5 that that Google is building a floating marketing center for Google Glass off Treasure Island. (CBS)

Massive Barge On San Francisco Bay Likely Secret Google Facility

KPIX 5 has learned a mysterious barge floating on Treasure Island belongs to Google. But the project may be sunk before it ever opens for business.

10/25/2013