Interesting evolution Jack.
I think it is a good choice to crop, as an option. However, I would reduce the height/size of the steps to the right. In this larger context they have gotten noticeably impossible for a person to use. They look feet high. Either that or you are going to need more large things in that foremost area to give it a reasonable context.
Other than that it's a really cool and well created scene. Lots to look at.
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