Positives: Really like the layout and colours used in this piece. The sky-linle at the bottom is great - instantly recognisable. The use of the gentle lines is really nice and really contrasts with the sharp straight edges of the sky scrapers Also like the softness of the gradients to mix the colours in the background.
Negatives: A hard one to break but it is very much like any other web template out there other than the graphics, hence a lower score on originality - specifically for layout...it's always the main thing I've struggled with when looking to create my own site - how do I make this as totally original as possible yet still make it navigatable and user friendly?
Nice layout and color choices and I really like the footer graphic. In regards to the photos though. I'd choose images that have higher resoution especially when the images are about the WTC. That main image is really grainy and takes away from the rest of the site's design