Can you see him? No, not the building. I’m talking about the guy in the middle of the picture. The policeman there is “directing traffic”. His arms and whistle give imperative orders to the drivers. These attempt in turn to kill him with generous portions of smog to inhale.
This guy really is an urban figure from other times. I last spotted such figure there in 2005, in Rome. I’m afraid they’re now extinct, but by all means prove me wrong if that’s the case.