Google Might Have A Super Secret Facility Floating in the San Francisco Bay

Silicon Valley is just as intriguing as you thought.

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A four-story barge floating off of Treasure Island, a former San Francisco Navy base, is suspected to be a super secret Google facility. No, this isn’t a plot point of The Circle, Dave Eggers’ dystopian novelization of an Orwellian Silicon Valley, but actual news that broke this weekend.

Although the tech giant declined to comment, a local CBS affiliate reports that it learned Google is building a floating marketing center, “a kind of giant Apple store, if you will — but for Google Glass, the cutting-edge wearable computer the company has under development.”

CNET suspects it’s the floating data center Google was granted a patent for in 2009, an idea that TIME named one of the best inventions of 2008.

Here’s what it was supposed to look like:

google patent floating barge

Google Patent

The barge, constructed out of shipping containers, probably isn’t bougie enough to be the rumored a “Googleplex at Sea,” which would allow the company to utilize immigrant entrepreneurs’ and engineers’ skills without the necessitation of a visa. As for that libertarian paradise, we’ll just have to wait.

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