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Google Ordered to Move Its SF Bay Barge

Rendering of Google's barge from By and Large LLC, via <a href="http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2013/11/11/the_google_barge_an_official_statement_and_mysterious_renderings.php">Curbed SF</a>
Rendering of Google's barge from By and Large LLC, via Curbed SF

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It's been a little over three months since Google's barge was first spotted just off the coast of Treasure Island. But yesterday, word came from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission that Google hasn't secured the necessary permits and therefore, the barge (that still remains under construction) must move. Time reports that Google is currently reviewing the notice and clarifies that the situation can be resolved if the barge is constructed in a fully-permitted facility.

From the start, much hoopla has been made over the secretive barge. Google remains tight lipped over its floating structure's future purpose—although a CBS source confirmed that it would eventually be a floating showroom for Google Glass and other Google[x] products. But with permits complicating the issue, the completion of the barge may be stopped in its tracks. And if so, perhaps we'll never truly know what Google had hidden up its sleeve.
· Google Told to Move Mystery Barge [Time]
· Google's Secret Showroom Barge Will Be Seen by Invitation Only [Racked SF]