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Re: RE: Bamboo structures

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In a message dated 11/6/98 4:00:11 PM, Brent(--nospam--at) writes:

>Wow - 30 stories?
I've understood that *all* buildings in Hong Kong--modern high rises
included--are (or at least were until recently) built with a cage of bamboo
scaffolding tied together and to the building as it progresses.  I never
imagined it would be freestanding without a building structure to stabilize
it.  Is that really the way it is?  Does anyone ever fall? 

Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E. (who hasn't been to HK for 30 years)
Richmond CA