Goldman Sachs Tries to Make Its HQ Disappear

You know how when you were a kid, and you maybe did something you shouldn't have done? But you had to go back to school the next day, so you really hoped and wished and prayed that somehow, magically, you would be rendered invisible to your fellow classmates when you walked into the room? That you wouldn't be noticed? That you could just get through the day without calling attention to yourself?

Now, suppose you were the new Manhattan headquarters for Goldman Sachs: the same Goldman Sachs that is in the crosshairs of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Manhattan federal prosecutors, and just about every investigative reporter trying to write a book about how the planet was plunged into a two-year economic convulsion by Goldman's, shall we say, "complex" financial dealings. (The firm allegedly bet against its own clients in order to rake in more money than anyone could reasonably dream of.)

As you might imagine, if you were that building, the Goldman Sachs building, you might want to be invisible. So how do you go about being an invisible 42-story skyscraper?