The whole bean.

K. happened to catch the final wedge being lowered into place in Anish Kapoor’s bean at 56 Leonard, and J. was there even earlier — at 7a when the flatbed arrived with the piece on Oct. 30.

And now its shiny self is waiting for the big reveal. The latest shot is from Wednesday, below.

The UK team has special welding techniques that will erase the seams, though even now they are pretty tight. The last I heard, the finish date was expected to be the first week in December.