I like both of these. My style is very formalistic thus I shoot a lot of straight on shots, so can really relate to the first pic. I like the graffiti arrow point at the very edge of the frame. Adds drama.
On the second pic, I really appreciate the silhouetted fire escape against the bright rectangle, whatever it is. However, I'm not sure why, but the way the building intersects with the far right side of the frame gives me pause. It wouldn't work, at all, to crop it off, though. I go back and forth on it, so perhaps tomorrow I'll see it differently.
p.s. Both are toned beautifully