This Is What Google's Barge Should Eventually Look Like

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While Google is still encouraging mystery about what will lurk within its barge, documents unearthed by the San Francisco Chronicle seem to suggest that its outside will end up rather more striking than at present.

The documents, filed with the Port of San Francisco by By and Large LLC, explain that the floating... thing will eventually be a 50-foot-tall, 250-foot-long structure made of recycled shipping containers, surrounded by sails resembling fish fins. Wait, fish fins?


Well, yeah, kinda. The image, also taken from the documents, is an artist's rendering of how it could turn out. Modern, certainly, and a little different from what's floating on the water right now.

Elsewhere, the documents explain that the barge will be used as a "studio" and "temporary technology exhibit space"—which fits with what we've heard before—and will will host up to 1,000 visitors a day during month-long residencies at mooring sites around San Francisco. But, exactly what is still happening inside? [SFGate via CNET via Verge]