Inside NYC’s Jenga building, where Gustavo Arnal jumped to his death

The lower Manhattan 18th-floor apartment at 56 Leonard St. where Bed Bath & Beyond CFO Gustavo Arnal jumped to his death Friday Night is expected to hit the rental market in the next week, The Post has learned.

Arnal, 52, and his wife, Alexandra Cadenas-Arnal, had leased the unit in 2020 for $17,500 a month, records show. But sources told The Post that it was being rented for nearly $18,500 at the time of his death.

Their wife was inside the house when her husband took his own life, and Arnal didn’t say a word to her before launching himself from the balcony of the house, sources told The Post.

Comprised of three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, the Tribeca Residence, in the Herzog & de Meuron-designed building, features two separate terraces, one off the master bedroom and one off the main living room.

The 60-story building has been nicknamed “the Jenga building” for its unique look, best known for its purposely misaligned apartments stacked on top of each other, resembling the popular game.

The “Jenga Building” at 56 Leonard St.
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the entrance
the entrance
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The living room and the dining room.
The living room and the dining room.
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The kitchen.
the open kitchen
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The balcony off the master bedroom and adjacent is the balcony off the living room.
The balcony off the master bedroom, and next to it is the balcony off the living room.
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The main room.
the main room
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The main bathroom.
the main bathroom
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Photos obtained by The Post show the layout of the home, which spans more than 2,300 square feet and boasts views of the downtown skyline.

The living room features solid white oak flooring and 11 foot ceilings with electronic shades throughout. The open kitchen has satin etched cabinets with a black granite island with a breakfast bar.

Building amenities include a 75-foot pool, fitness center, movie theater, lounges, and treatment rooms.

The second bedroom.
the second bedroom
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The third bedroom.
the third bedroom
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The half bath.
the half bath
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The swimming pool of the building.
The building’s pool and spa.
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The gym.
the gym
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Alexandra and her two adult daughters have left the house. As they were seen leaving, a doorman approached the distraught women and said, “I’m so, so sorry,” as two men dressed in black escorted them to a waiting black van.

While Arnal did not leave a note or letter before his suicide, The Post has learned that the executive had faced a $1.2 billion stock fraud class action lawsuit filed on August 23.

The suit accuses Arnal, Chewy.com founder Ryan Cohen and others of artificially inflating the struggling home goods giant’s stock price. A week earlier, Cohen bagged a eight figure paydaymaking a profit of $68.1 million in stock, after shedding all of his activist stake in the struggling retailer.

Two days before Arnal’s death, Bed Bath & Beyond announced its intention drastically reduce your workforce 20% and close some 150 stores amid financial turmoil.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis and you live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988 or go to Suicide PreventionLifeline.org.

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