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Documents submitted to the Port of San Francisco have shed new light on Google’s mysterious barge docked off Treasure Island.
A brief statement released Wednesday from the internet giant puts an end to weeks of speculation about the purpose of structures on two barges, the San Francisco Bay project and another off Portland, Maine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new Twitter presence surfaced Monday, just days after KPIX 5 reported that Google is believed to be building floating structures to market Google Glass — the cutting edge wearable computer that the company has under development.
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.
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.