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Google Must Move 'Mystery' San Francisco Barge
Google has been told to remove its 'mystery' barge from an island in San Francisco Bay because it does not have the correct permits.
Its construction was not authorised by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, said its executive director Larry Goldzband.
Fines and enforcement proceedings could be brought against the local authority which allowed the project, said Mr Goldzband, who added there had been multiple complaints about the structure.
Rumours when it first appeared last year suggested it could be a massive floating data centre.
Google eventually revealed it was intended to be an "interactive space" to learn about new technology.
Some have speculated it will effectively be a fancy store to showcase products like the company's Glass wearable technology.
The barge had other permit problems last year when the coastguard temporarily put a stop to building work.
Luckily for Google, the permit error does not look like sinking the project.
Mr Goldzband said the company could resolve things by moving the barge to a properly authorised construction site.
Google told the TechCrunch website: "We just received the letter from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission and we are reviewing it."
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