I have seen a lot of images from this location, often with trees along the bottom including tighter views of the moving traffic or wider views showing more of the city in landscape orientation. I wanted a an image that had more symmetry than anything. The other image I was after, I didn't get, but I now know where I need to stand in order to get it.
And to quote the famous, late Ansel Adams "A good photograph is knowing where to stand." So true. And this quote and how it applies to the modern day may get me to write a mini to full blown rant, but I'll save it for another day.