Is this an an oversize Google secret project on San Francisco’s Treasure Island? Whatever it is the monstrous structure appears to be made mostly of large metal shipping containers.
CNet says something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay and Google's fingerprints are all over it.
It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high. The same goes for when it will be unveiled.
It is hiding in plain sight. Nobody really knows what it is. Google is not talking but the mystery is nearly solved.
After going through lease agreements, tracking a contact tied to the project on LinkedIn, talking to locals on Treasure Island, and consulting with experts, it's all but certain that Google is the entity that is building the massive structure that’s in plain sight, but behind tight security.
A report at the second link below says:
Google does not have a permit for a floating anything.
“Google has spent millions on this,” said an insider close to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. “But they can’t park this barge on the waterfront without a permit, and they don’t have one.”
The law is crystal clear in this case: the Bay is not to be used for something that can be built on land.
Does that mean Google will be forced to tow the monster out to sea before they can use it? Maybe that’s what Google was planning all along.