A City that Bamboo Built

Jessie T. Ponce Photography

Repairing the signage of an upper floor resto; Hong Kong, November 2012

I first visited Hong Kong in the mid-90s.  I was amazed then to find out that bamboo was their preferred material to be used as scaffolding for building or repairing high-rise buildings. Fast forward to 2012: I was even more amazed that they were still using it for the same purpose more than 10 years later.  Yes, all the scaffolding in the photos are bamboo poles!

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Refurbishing the facade of a Starbucks and a boutique; Hong Kong, November 2012

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Building the upper floors of a Chinese shop; Hong Kong, November 2012

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Undertaking a boutique makeover; Hong Kong, November 2012

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Constructing a new high-rise building; Hong Kong, November 2012

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