Vanishing Act

One of the most incredible vanishing acts ever perpetrated in the Times Square area is the disappearance of Copperfield's Magic Underground. Intended to transform the southeast corner of 49th and Broadway, the project was under construction, then, presto, it wasn't.

"The concept combined dining with David Copperfield's great illusions," says architect David Rockwell, who created interior and exterior designs with a kind of Blade Runner aesthetic in an industrial warehouse-like space.

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