March 22, 2012
Shake Shack Construction Officially Underway Near Rittenhouse Square; Pop-Up Corner “Park” Unveiled On Site With A Living Green Wall Just In Time For Spring
Shake Shack, a modern day “roadside” burger stand made famous in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, is a pretty exciting culinary development. So any progress on the site is enough to titillate our taste buds.
Not to mention the awesome green factor in this “corner park,” which transforms a temporary work zone into a living installation of greenery, inviting passersby and neighborhood residents and tenants to enjoy the lush foliage until construction ends.
At which point, a line of eager burger-cravers will surely stretch around the block. (And we will be in that line.)
The living wall was designed and installed by Philadelphia-based Shift_Design, and features an array of custom panels and planters made from recycled steel filled with ivy, seasonal flowers, trailing vines and evergreen shrubs.
After the wall comes down, Shake Shack will donate the flowers to the Rittenhouse Square Flower Market for Children’s Charities, held this year May 9-10.
Which, by our calculations, means that the wall should be dismantled by early May. Which hopefully means Shake Shack’s opening can’t be too long after that. To put it mildly, we can’t wait.
Shake Shack — Coming this summer!
2000 Sansom Street