Bed Bath & Beyond exec, 52, identified as man who jumped to his death from 18th floor of NYC tower

The man who jumped to his death from the 18th floor of a ritzy 57-story building in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood Friday has been identified as a Bed Bath & Beyond executive.

Gustavo Arnal, 52, was identified as the jumper at the 56 Leonard Street building – where apartments go for up to $50million – on Friday afternoon, according to the New York Post.

Arnal was the Chief Financial Officer of Bed Bath & Beyond, a company that has been going through struggles of late, forcing the company to announce plans to close 150 stores of its roughly 900 and lay off 20 percent of corporate and supply chain staff.

He reportedly sold over 42,000 shares in the company, often-identified as a ‘meme stock’, for $1million just over two weeks ago, according to MarketBeat.com.

At the time, he still owned 267,896 shares in the company, valued at just under $6.5million.

Gustavo Arnal was the Chief Financial Officer of Bed Bath & Beyond, a company that has been going through struggles of late

Gustavo Arnal was the Chief Financial Officer of Bed Bath & Beyond, a company that has been going through struggles of late

Arnal jumped to his death from the 18th floor of a 57-story building in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood Friday

Arnal jumped to his death from the 18th floor of a 57-story building in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood Friday

Calls regarding the jump at 56 Leonard Street near Church Street came in at around 12:30pm, according to a spokeswoman for the NYPD

Calls regarding the jump at 56 Leonard Street near Church Street came in at around 12:30pm, according to a spokeswoman for the NYPD

The city's EMS officials responded to the building, which was constructed in the late 2010s and has a unique 'Jenga'-style design, at around 12:30pm

The city’s EMS officials responded to the building, which was constructed in the late 2010s and has a unique ‘Jenga’-style design, at around 12:30pm

Calls regarding the jump at 56 Leonard Street near Church Street came in at around 12:30pm, according to a spokeswoman for the NYPD.

The big-box chain – once considered a so-called ‘category killer’ in home and bath goods – has seen its fortunes falter, with CEO Mark Tritton fired in June after sales plunged 25 percent in the first quarter.

The company hired Sue Gove, an independent board director, to replace him on an interim basis.

On Wednesday, Gove said the retailer was ‘continuing to see significant positive momentum’ and intended to build its ‘deep heritage as a retailer.’

‘While there is much work ahead, our road map is clear and we’re confident that the significant changes we’ve announced today will have a positive impact on our performance’ she said on a conference call.

Bed Bath & Beyond announced plans to close 150 stores of its roughly 900 and lay off 20 percent of corporate and supply chain staff

Bed Bath & Beyond announced plans to close 150 stores of its roughly 900 and lay off 20 percent of corporate and supply chain staff

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond dropped sharply on Wednesday following the news

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond dropped sharply on Wednesday following the news

The retailer also announced a plan to raise money by issuing new shares and said it had secured $500 million in new financing — but investors took a dim view of the strategic plan, and shares fell as much as 25 percent in morning trading.

Traders on the Reddit forum WallStreetBets, who have cheered the stock in recent weeks, reacted with a mixture of stoicism and despair.

‘I just wanted to make money without any effort. why I have to suffer like this? why?’ wrote one user on the forum.

The building, located at 56 Leonard Street in the fashionable Tribeca district, is topped with an impossible-looking jumble of misaligned floors that make it look like a teetering Jenga tower.

The penthouse apartment in the building went for $50million.

The city’s EMS officials responded to the incident and were seen carrying the man’s body off in a black bodybag.

The city's EMS officials responded to the incident and were seen carrying the man's body off in a black bodybag

The city’s EMS officials responded to the incident and were seen carrying the man’s body off in a black bodybag

The man, who hath yet to be identified or named, was pronounced dead before leaving the scene

The man, who hath yet to be identified or named, was pronounced dead before leaving the scene

A second person, also unidentified, was hospitalized with minor injuries, according to a spokesperson for the FDNY.  Their condition is unknown

A second person, also unidentified, was hospitalized with minor injuries, according to a spokesperson for the FDNY. Their condition is unknown

The man, who hath yet to be identified or named, was pronounced dead before leaving the scene.

A second person, also unidentified, was hospitalized with minor injuries, according to a spokesperson for the FDNY.

A woman was seen looking distressed and crying near the building before eventually entering the ambulance.

The FDNY spokesperson could not confirm the age or gender of the person hospitalized.

The website for the structure lists such amenities as a library lounge, an indoor/outdoor theater, an estuary with a 75-foot pool, a landscaped outdoor sundeck and hot tub, a fitness center, yoga studio, steam room, sauna and a private dining room.

The website for the structure lists such amenities as a library lounge, an indoor/outdoor theater, an estuary with a 75-foot pool, a landscaped outdoor sundeck and hot tub, a fitness center, yoga studio, steam room, sauna and a private dining room

The website for the structure lists such amenities as a library lounge, an indoor/outdoor theater, an estuary with a 75-foot pool, a landscaped outdoor sundeck and hot tub, a fitness center, yoga studio, steam room, sauna and a private dining room

The swanky estate is the home to the mega-rich and celebrities such as Frank Ocean

The swanky estate is the home to the mega-rich and celebrities such as Frank Ocean

The swanky estate is the home to the mega-rich and celebrities such as Frank Ocean, according to the New York Post.

Developed by Alexico Group, 56 Leonard is the first skyscraper designed by international architects Herzog & de Meuron.

It took a whopping 33 months to build – and each step was recorded by webcam company EarthCam then compiled into this incredible video.

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