As soon as a mysterious structure began to pop up at the dock of Treasure Island in San Francisco, California, people started to surmise what it could be; it turned out to be the Google Barge. A temporary technology learning site, the floating showroom will be home to retail and educational initiatives as an “unprecedented artistic structure," as described by the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Google Barge is inspired by a seafaring ship and is also made out of shipping containers. Measuring 50 feet tall and 250 feet long, the Google Barge will boast large 'fish fin' sails all around it. According to Psfk, "It will apparently move and dock at various sites around the bay area for a month each before sailing off to other West Coast ports."