Google’s peculiar floating barge meets its maker

Google's peculiar floating barge meets its maker

Keep in mind Google’s mysterious floating barge? Nicely, you in all probability will not for for much longer, as a result of it is met an premature finish. In response to the Portland Press Herald, the search big not has a use for the long-lasting 4-story construction, so it has been bought to an nameless “worldwide barging firm” and can be damaged down for scrap. It is a slightly damp finish for the barge, which was set to turn into a excessive-tech showroom for innovations like Glass, self-driving automobiles and different prime-secret innovations from Google’s X lab, after it first appeared in Portland Harbor late final yr. Google’s but to touch upon why it is not enthusiastic about internet hosting tech-centric cocktail events, however value is probably going the last word issue. It paid $four hundred,000 in property taxes alone to moor the barge on the town’s waterfront — then there’s additionally the small matter of retrofitting its sixty three delivery containers into one thing that Californians would truly need to go to.

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