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Chinese company’s HQ looks just like the Enterprise, presumably because YOLO

Well, why NOT build your office to look just like a fictional space ship?

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published May 26, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 6:23 pm CDT

Chinese game developer NetDragon Websoft officially has the nerdiest headquarters we’ve ever seen.

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The six-story building was designed to look like the Enterprise, an architectural feat that required the company to get permission from CBS, which owns the rights to Star Trek

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“That was their first time dealing with issue like this and at first they thought that it was a joke,” a representative from NetDragon Websoft told the 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.”

The $97 million office building was completed in 2014. To cement its status as a geek utopia, the NetDragon Websoft Enterprise is also home to a life-size replica T-rex skeleton.

Screengrab via hacktron/YouTube

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*First Published: May 26, 2015, 8:45 am CDT