miércoles, 20 de mayo de 2015


Make it so: Chinese building looks just like Star Trek's USS Enterprise

We already know history will never forget the name Enterprise, but now architecture won't either.
There's a building in China that looks almost exactly like the USS Enterprise from Star Trek. Drone footage (which we really wish was set to this music)
shows how a relatively conventional-looking building from the ground
dramatically transforms into a regal starship when viewed from the air.
Lest you think this is visual trickery done via Holodeck or CGI, the starship/building is clearly visible on Google Maps.
Google Maps enterprise

Our tipster explained to us that the building is the headquarters of NetDragon Websoft,
a Chinese gaming and mobile Internet company. And it's no Chinese
knock-off: Company Chairman Liu DeJian is reportedly an uberTrekkie,
licensing from CBS the rights to build an Enterprise replica.
Construction began in 2008 and was finished in 2014; the project cost
$160 million total.

 The building is the only officially licensed Star Trek building on the planet (you had your chance,
Las Vegas). Besides its otherworldly shape, the building contains a
replica display of a T-Rex dinosaur named Stan discovered in South
Dakota in 1987, 30-foot metal slides that provide instant access to the
ground floor from the third floor, and automatic sliding gates between
each working area.
It's a fantastic homage to the Star Trek franchise, but
which Enterprise is it? At first glance, the building looks closest to
the Enterprise-E seen in the later Next Generation movies, but there are
hints of the Enterprise-D and the starship design from the J.J. Abrams
reboot movies,

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