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May 31, 2015 AT 12:00 am

Chinese Firm’s Headquarters Shaped Like ‘Star Trek’s’ Enterprise #SciFiSunday

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Awesome. Amazing. And all other positive adjectives you can think of.

From the WSJ:

With the help of Google Maps, fans of the science fiction franchise “Star Trek” have boldly gone to China to find a new discovery: the USS Enterprise as a work of architecture.

The design of the building has sparked heated discussion online among Trekkies about which ship from the long-running television and movie series it is based on.

Now the mysterious owner has come forward.

The 260-meter long, 100-meter wide, six-floor building was built by Hong Kong-listed Chinese online game developer NetDragon Websoft, whose founder Liu Dejian — a 43-year-old University of Kansas alumni — is a huge fan. Mr. Liu is also a board member of Chinese search engine giant Baidu.

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