Posted by: rbbadger | November 13, 2008

Bamboo scaffolding, Hong Kong

I had written before about how the scaffolding used in the construction of Hong Kong’s biggest buildings is made of bamboo.  It is flexible and will bend with the winds, something that steel can’t do.  Hong Kong gets terrible typhoons sometimes.  Thus, there is a great need for something that can be strong like steel, but also flexible enough to bend and not break in the event of a hurricane.

Here’s a bamboo scaffolder at work in the Mong Kok station area of Kowloon.



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