It’s an of­fice block, Jim, but not as we know it

The China Post - - GUIDE POST -

A Chi­nese mil­lion­aire and self­con­fessed “Star Trek” fan has boldly gone where no man has gone be­fore with the de­sign of his com­pany head­quar­ters, erected in the shape of the USS En­ter­prise.

The of­fice block in the eastern city of Fuzhou has the em­blem­atic cir­cu­lar con­tours and tubu­lar fea­tures of the show’s space­ship, ac­cord­ing to images on the web­site of the Peo­ple’s Daily news­pa­per.

It was built by “Trekkie” Liu De­jian, the boss of mo­bile In­ter­net app de­vel­oper NetDragon Web­soft, at a cost of US$ 160 mil­lion, the news­pa­per said.

“An in­formed source at NetDragon told re­porters that the build­ing is called ‘ En­ter­prise,’” the re­port added.

“It is un­der­stood that NetDragon chair­man Liu De­jian, him­self a “Star Trek” fan, bought the USS En­ter­prise copy­right from CBS,” it said, re­fer­ring to the U. S. broad­caster.

The USS En­ter­prise ex­plored strange new worlds and sought out new life and new civil­i­sa­tions in death-de­fy­ing odysseys in the “Star Trek” tele­vi­sion se­ries and films.

AFP

This photo taken on May 16 shows the NetDragon Web­soft head­quar­ters build­ing with the iconic cir­cu­lar con­tours and tubu­lar fea­tures of the USS En­ter­prise, from the U.S. tele­vi­sion and film se­ries “Star Trek,” in Fuzhou, in eastern China’s Fu­jian prov­ince.

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