The floating showroom leaves its original home alongside Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay and heads to the Port of Stockton, where Google is said to have signed a six-month lease.
Even though the famous floating showroom is leaving Treasure Island for Stockton, it's still far from ready for prime time -- and Google is still on the hook for half a million dollars in rent.
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."
It took Google many long, difficult days to decide why it had begun to construct barges. The explanation, by no means a definitive one, still raises eyebrows.
The floating showroom is expected to set sail for its new home as early as next week. Now, maybe Google will finally tell us what's behind all the black netting and scaffolding.
Yesterday, CNET reported that Google may be moving its famous barge to the central California city. But has the tech giant said anything to officials there?
Richmond, Calif., is itching to have the now famous barge but it may face competition from nearby Stockton, a city left teetering on the edge by the nation's housing crisis.
According to documents from 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.
No authorization has been granted, but the tech giant talked with the National Park Service about towing the mystery structure, which seems related to Google Glass, into San Francisco's Fort Mason.
Docked in the middle of San Francisco Bay, the mystery four-story structure is sitting idle day after day. It's not known why construction hasn't re-commenced.