It is 19 feet tall at its highest point and is estimated to have cost between $8 million and $10 million to create
Unlike the freestanding Chicago sculpture, which occupies a prominent public plaza in Millennium Park, the new Tribeca bean appears wedged beneath the canopy of 56 Leonard, a luxury condominium building better known as the "Jenga Tower" due to its cantilevering volumes that resemble the game's dangerously teetering woodblocks. The tower was designed by renowned Swiss architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron for real estate development firm Alexico Group, which also commissioned Kapoor's sculpture.
In addition to delays from the construction slowdown following the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, and later from Covid-19, completion of Kapoor's Tribeca bean was slowed by its technical complexity. As a result, it sat partially finished for years, surrounded by scaffolding and with large sections of its shimmering shell missing, earning it the nickname "half bean."