Google’s Secrecy Surrounding Barge May Backfire


Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land .  . Deb Self, executive director of the environmental group Baykeeper, said that whether the barge-mounted structure is a store or a data center powered by wave action, there are going to be grave concerns. “We don’t really want to see the bay used as a shopping mall. Unacceptable,”