Information received via a Freedom of Information Act request from the Port of San Francisco reveals the details of what has become widely known as the "Google Barge."
Artist's rendering of Google Barge
An artist's rendering of the so-called Google Barge from a document provided by Google to the Port of San Francisco.
The now-famous mystery structure is intended to be an exhibition space and draw people to the San Francisco bay waterfront, according to the document which was revealed Thursday via a Freedom of Information Act request.
A rendering of the interior of the space, which is said to be designed to be an exhibit space meant to lure people to the San Francisco Bay waterfront, and later to sail to other West Coast port cities.
Outside Hangar 3 on Treasure Island, where the Google Barge was constructed, several shipping containers that appear to either be intended for a second structure, or for some similar purpose, sit unattended and unfinished.
It is almost certain that the Google Barge was built inside Hangar 3 on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. Here, equipment sits outside Hangar 3, though it is unknown if the gear is going to be built into a second structure or used for some other purpose.