I agree 1 is more effective, although 2 works for me as well. I wonder why you chose to take 2 from a much higher point than 1. It might have been more interesting from lower down. I'd also crop the dark area on the right for more impact.
Ahh! I know that place well. I've been there 100 times. There are some much better places around where you were. Search around a bit. You'll find them. Just be careful. There are parts where a good 3 square feet of the floor have crumbled away, and the carped deceivingly covers up the hole. I think a reshoot is in order. But the first is far better than the second. I would straighten it, though. It's quite crooked. :thumbsup: