Report: Google's Calif. barge to hoist sails

Nov 08, 2013

Google's four-story barge under construction in the heart of the San Francisco Bay plans to include a dozen or so massive sails when completed.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that it obtained planning documents for the vessel from the Port of San Francisco through a public records request. Google has been tight-lipped about the project and has managed to conceal much of its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory.

Google earlier this week revealed the barge would be used as an interactive learning center.

The Chronicle reported that the shaped like fish fins are meant to instill in visitors a sense of seaworthiness while aboard the boxy structure.

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