Traditional bamboo scaffolding surrounds a building under construction in Hong Kong, China.

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Traditional bamboo scaffolding surrounds a building under construction in Hong Kong, China. Bamboo scaffolding is popular in the country's building industry since the 1800s. In Hong Kong where tall, skinny buildings shoot up daily, more than five million bamboo rods, each six to seven metres long, are used every year by the construction industry.