The peculiar interest of magic squares and all lusus numerorum in general lies in the fact that they possess the charm of mystery. They appear to betray some hidden intelligence which by a preconceived plan produces the impression of intentional design, a phenomenon which finds its close analogue in nature.
A jump system is a set of lattice points satisfying a certain " two-step " axiom. A Manhattan set is the convex hull of a two-dimensional jump system. Taking multiple Manhattan sets, in layers, forms a three-dimensional object. We determine under what conditions this object is, in turn, a jump system.