Both are very nice images, Waymond. While I don't think the trees are too much of a distraction, the bright light on the left side of the frame is. However, it is still an outstanding image regardless.
#2 is a winner! I even like the curvature/distortion in the shot. Great exposure control.
ifaynshteyn, thank you for you comment! Are you talking about the curvature/distortion of the street below? If so, the cool thing is - its actually curved in real life! I did have to do some distortion control in PP for the ferry building and horizon.