Palani Mohan

9.00 A city in the sky: the Leighton construction site, Tin Shui Wan, northwestern New Territories.

11.00 Strands of steel reinforcing wire for concrete pillars, looking like giant spaghetti.

13.00 A highly decorated labourer positions a prop to support a timber frame into which concrete will be poured.

13.30 Lunchtime at a local dai pai dong.

15.00 Coming soon: a room with a view. Workers pour concrete at the rate of a floor every four days.

17.00 Spider-man: a scaffolder builds his bamboo web.