Google Ordered To Move It's 'Mystery Barge' In S.F. Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A state agency says Google must move its mysterybarge from a construction site on an island in the middle of the SanFrancisco Bay because the permits are not in order.

San FranciscoBay Conservation and Development Commission executive director LarryGoldzband said Monday that his agency received multiple complaints aboutthe construction of the floating, four-story building.

Preliminaryplanning documents submitted to the port last fall showed plans forGoogle to build an interactive space for people to learn abouttechnology.

It had been speculated that the barge would be a party boat or store for Google to sell its Internet-connected glasses.

Goldzbandsays the construction was not authorized by the agency, and theTreasure Island Development Authority which allowed the project couldface fines and enforcement proceedings.

Goldzband says Google can resolve the issue by moving the barge to oneof the fully permitted construction facilities in the San Francisco Bay.


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