I thought T&S lenses could give you a long DoF at an angle, like your first pic, and also eliminate converging or distorted verticals. I'd like to see your first image with the DoF as it is and the verticals not distorted (if that's possible).
I'm not saying you should run out and shoot it, but just in general, it'd be cool to see a city shot with parallel lines in both directions.
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