The sky now has a more pronounced gradation of from dark warmer to lighter and cooler as you approach the horizon. The main cloud now has a more integrated shape with with greater color content. The front edge of the building now appears to protrude from the surface due to the the contrast of the darker cool shadow and the warmer sunlit front surface on the lefthand side of the front plane. The highlights and added details include bright spots on the dome, the water towers, chimneys, and the surfaces of the brick buildings.
Interestingly enough, my suspicion of an Italian connection was borne out! The original design of the building was based on the campanile (clock and bell tower) of Campanile de San Marco in Venice!
The Met Life Company has moved to their new headquarter uptown. The building is currently occupied by Credit Suisse which refers to the building as Eleven Madison Avenue, EMA.
I am really enjoyed working on this painting with its interesting light and shadows of the evening. I felt like I was building a bit of Italy in the new world! I just had so much fun with this painting that wanted to share my progress!