Bamboo scaffolding is still the choice of builders in modern Hong Kong

Despite the modernity of the city, Hong Kong is still growing sky-high by making use of age-old bamboo scaffolding. It’s light and flexible, making it much safer than its steel counterparts. And it is only a tenth of the cost.

Here’s a recent bit from Al Jazeera on the continued usefulness of bamboo scaffolding in China…

(via The Shanghaiist, images: 12, 34)