I was reading archidose and found this image kind of interesting, its an image of bamboo scaffolding in Hong Kong. Its kind of weird when construction technology has improved so much that I see no reason why should someone use bamboo as scaffolding. I’ve never been to Hong Kong but from most images and TV series that I come across only bamboo scaffolding can be found.
This is what I manage to find online:
Bamboo is strong, lightweight, and flexible, making it handy to build large scaffolds from. Bamboo also has many nice feng shui (chinese art of science in harmony) properties, which is a plus if you’re worried about evil spirits and you’re 30 floors above the cold, hard asphalt.
Isn’t it weird? Does this theory applies in Shanghai and Beijing too? Well, at least I know why the pandas are on the endanger list.