Google’s secret revealed: barge to offer high-end showrooms, party deck

November 3, 2013

KPIX 5 hired a boat to get an up close view of a barge off Treasure Island believed to be a secret project by Google (credit: CBS)

Google’s mysterious floating barge on San Francisco Bay will feature luxury showrooms and a party deck for the tech giant to market Google Glass and other gadgets to invitation-only clients, according to KPIX 5 in San Francisco.

The station cited “multiple sources” including at least one who has been aboard the barge, and said it was dreamed up at Google X, the company’s secret facility.

The facility is constructed from interchangeable shipping containers and is designed to be disassembled and transported via barge or train to other locations, a source said.