Look! It’s a Data Center! It’s a Google Glass Store! It’s an ….. ‘Unprecedented artistic structure”



google-logo1Sometimes it’s more fun to speculate about a mysterious structure as to what we want it to be but when it turns out to be something else all together the yawning begins.

Such is the case with the floating pile of shipping containers that has been speculated upon for weeks while floating in the San Francisco Bay. Was it the mysterious floating data center that had been patented by The Goog years ago? If so, how would they get Internet connectivity to and from it? Would there be balloons? Oh my! What are those crazy guys at Google up to?!?!?!

Turns out, not much, unless you think this is a satisfactory end game for the structure. SFGate.com reveals

The barge portion of the Google barge mystery is only half the story — when completed, the full package is envisioned to be an “unprecedented artistic structure,” sporting a dozen or so gigantic sails, to be moored for a month at a time at sites around the bay.

Documents submitted to the Port of San Francisco show that the barge’s creators have big plans for the bulky box now docked at Treasure Island.

When it’s done, the barge’s backers say, the 50-foot-tall, 250-foot-long structure made of recycled shipping containers will be flanked by sails “reminiscent of fish fins, which will remind visitors that they are on a seaworthy vessel.”

Oh goody!

An artist’s rendition shows this:

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Uh, ok. Well, thanks Google. Wake us when it’s done.