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Chinese Building Modeled After ’Star Trek’s’ USS Enterprise

One building in China looks to boldly go where no building has gone before.

Thu May 21, 2015 - National Edition

Image: Google Maps
Image: Google Maps

Mashable reports that NetDragon chairman Liu DeJian is such an “uberTrekkie” (uberTrekker?) that he laid a fat wad of cash ($160 million) to have the building constructed in the ship’s likeness after making a deal with CBS, which, along with Paramount, owns Trek’s licensing rights. The slick new digs for NetDragon were constructed between 2008 and 2014.

As Mashable points out, the architectural homage becomes more apparent when viewed from an aerial vantage point on Google Maps.

A full video of the building also appears on YouTube:

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