The reason I chose this painting was because it is different then anything have chosen so far. To me it shows an early piece of photo realism almost. Considering the time it was made in, I think it is amazing that he was able to portray the sheer vast size of the building, The building is beautiful and I think this painting really shows that. There are so many small details that he paid attention to. This gives us so many different things to look at and appreciate.