Architecture Photography Tip put building edge parallel to edge of the frame

This photography tip is about how to frame architecture shots with regards to the sides of the frame.  When photographing a skyscraper like the one above, I like to get the opposite edge (in this case the left) of where the building starts from to end with a part of the building parallel to that edge.  

In the shot on the right, the top of the building is at an angle to the left of the frame.  To me this looks awkward and makes the viewer's eye uncomfortable when following the lines of the skyscraper.  In the shot on the left, I composed so that the top of the building ended up parallel to the left (opposite edge) of the frame.  The viewer's eye starts from right to left and continues up through the top of the frame.  

What do you think about this small, but important composition detail? 

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