In most places, labor and farming remain powered by pride and the human back - pickaxe and flat shovel are the tools, four men to push a cement container and twenty-five to dig a trench are the machines. Away from major cities, only the most telegenic projects benefit from contemporary building techniques. Here, at least, only a job impossible to do by hand seems to be done mechanically. Deliveries of bricks to building sites are still done by donkey cart. If they go home, one can see crews of exhausted men, some clad incongruously in suit coats and thin canvas shoes, bicycling out of town long after dark, or if they don't, worker's laundry drying on the skeletal upper floors of an office tower under construction.