Hopes of a Floating Google Glass Store Sink

By: | August 5th, 2014

When it was discovered last year that Google owned a floating barge located in the San Francisco bay, speculation about what it was going to be used for ran rampant.

Eventually, it was unveiled that Google planned on making it a floating store to sell Google Glass, a product that the company believed would take off.

Unfortunately, Glass has been a major disappointment. As a result the floating barge will now be dismantled, according to Tom Bell of the Portland Press Herald.

All-in-all, the floating store took 63 shipping containers stacked up in order to create the four-story building and cost Google millions of dollars to construct. Bell writes:

“The containers, though, will be disassembled at Turner’s Island and scrapped,” said Lance Hanna, deputy harbor master for Portland Harbor.

It appears as though the floating barge, just like the product it was designed to sell, won’t ever meet the big expectations so many people in the technology world once hoped for.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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