Maybe it wasn't very nice of us to gloat about the 58-piece plastic model of Herzog & de Meuron-designed 56 Leonard currently residing at Curbed HQ. But now you can have your very own! One of the models?apparently #37 out of the 300 made?is now up for sale on eBay, with a starting bid of one cent and an unknown reserve. (And shipping'll set you back another $30.) The model is "designed to be taken apart and reassembled as a means of exploring the tower's radically innovative design." Fun! Cotton gloves also included so you don't get your pawprints all over the starchitecture. Centerpiece for your next holiday dinner? A playful way to teach young children about the sad times we live in? Up to you!
· 56 Leonard St. Building Model (Herzog & de Meuron) [eBay]
· 56 Leonard coverage [Curbed]