In China, a wealthy tech executive has put his hard-earned money to good use: by giving mankind a real life USS Enterprise – albeit one that doesn’t fly.
43-year-old tech executive and Trekkie, Liu Dejian, has built himself a six-story building that looks like the famed starship from Star Trek. Located in the city of Fuzhou, it serves as the office space for local game developer NetDragon Websoft and reportedly cost around 600 million yuan ($97million).
Viewed from the ground, it appears like your typical building, but once seen from an aerial perspective, the massive starship is easily recognizable with its iconic shape. Inside, other features include a life-size replica of a T-Rex skeleton, slides that go all the way down to the ground floor, and transporters. Ok maybe not that last one.
‘That was their first time dealing with issue like this and at first they thought it was a joke’, NetDragon told Wall Street Journal. ‘They realized somebody in China actually did want to work out a building modeled on the USS Enterprise only after we sent the relevant legal documents’.
No word yet if they’ve started taking in resumes for new crew members.