I would love to be in that window cleaners gantry. The views(inside and outside)!
I personally prefer his original composition, greater feeling of context / setting and sky has greater impact. The latter feels too cramped to me and no natural lead in imagery except from half way up the image.
That's the joys of photography though. There is no right and wrong and for every opinion there is an equally valid contradicting opinion.
I agree with Cyberwlf.
Original composition is better and gives way better feeling over context.
Tomorrow (25 April) is ANZAC Day here it's the equivalent of Veterans Day in the US or I guess Armistice Day in Europe so here we have two gun barrels. One fired the first Allied shot of WWI and the other fired the first Allied shot of WWII due to peculiar circumstances and accidents of timing.
"Lest we forget"