Why - I liked the contrast of the horizontal lines with the dyamond at the top with the light coming in from the door. I staged it centering the diamond and waited for someone to come down the stairs.
Goal met? - Yes. I think it convey the mood I was looking for.
Postprod - Mainly post in LR messing around with Light/Shadow/White/Black settings. Some sharpening. Converted to B&W. light cropping.