Scaffolding all came down during Typhoon Mangkhut

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Scaffolding all came down during Typhoon Mangkhut

Postby greybeard » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:10 pm

I saw this 'After the storm' picture of Hong Kong today, and wondered what the deal was with all the bamboo in the middle of the streets.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/worl ... -kong.html

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Seems bamboo scaffolding even on high rise buidings in Hong Kong is 'a thing', and sometimes they wrap it all in plastic sheeting....or, silk.
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https://www.pinterest.com/pin/749216087980557855/
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Re: Scaffolding all came down during Typhoon Mangkhut

Postby ga.prime » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:23 pm

You got a better idea?
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where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: Scaffolding all came down during Typhoon Mangkhut

Postby greybeard » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:26 pm

no, but i never realized they still used bamboo instead of high impact plastic or even steel.
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Re: Scaffolding all came down during Typhoon Mangkhut

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:29 pm

I don't think OSHA would approve that.
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Re: Scaffolding all came down during Typhoon Mangkhut

Postby Workinonit Farm » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:35 pm

Wow!!! :shock:

There's a use for Bamboo, that I never would have thought about. :o
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Re: Scaffolding all came down during Typhoon Mangkhut

Postby JMJ Farms » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:51 pm

I am really at a loss for words. Only way I’m climbing that is if a man eating cougar or bear is chasing me.
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Re: Scaffolding all came down during Typhoon Mangkhut

Postby ez14. » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:14 pm

I knew they did that but to see the scale of it is quite amazing!
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