Star Trek’s USS Enterprise inspires China company HQ

A unique structure modelled on the design of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise has been built in China.

At first look, and from the ground, the building looks normal. But the view from the air makes it clear that this structure is more than it seems. The picture (courtesy Google Earth) shows its shape, based on the starship from the “Next Generation” series of the global TV hit show.

The building is currently occupied by Netdragon Websoft, a Chinese video game developer. And the building design isn’t a mistake – according to news reports the CEO asked for it.

“Company Chairman Liu DeJian is reportedly an uberTrekkie” said local media, “[who is] licensing from CBS the rights to build an Enterprise replica. Construction began in 2008 and was finished in 2014. The project cost $160m  total.”