A lot of famous photo's are made by famous photographers from news stands and not without reason. It delivers always an interesting picture.It is not so often that you see a part of the surroundings. Problably that a 15 mm wide angle didn't exist in those times and there is a change that it disrupt the composition. In this picture a bit I think. A bit to much emptiness left and above. Still an interesting one.
Thanks for your comment!I see the empty space you mention but this is why I like a wide angle lens, it is more difficult to use but also because it does give some extra space in the picture so it does not feel too closed in.