This subject had interested me for some time. It had so many great elements. It had wonderful architecture, dynamic maritime features and a site that stepped up in distinct levels from the water. The problem became one of choosing a point of view. Numerous preliminary sketches were done. I still couldn't decide, so I painted several color studies from the most promising angles. They all seemed to possess equally interesting attributes. Together, Stewart Wagner who commissioned the work, and I discussed the features of each one and finally selected the water-level view which I painted.