The iconic city skyline will no longer feature a beard, but the New Yorker-inspired cityscape may get a little more creative with a look.
The New York Times reports that the city’s Department of Design is mulling a redesign of the cityscape in which a beard-free area is the norm, and the city could become the first major city in the United States to adopt such a look, according to Bloomberg.
Bloomberg said the plan is part of a broader effort to make the city more pedestrian-friendly.
“The idea of a city with a more pedestrian friendly, more inclusive environment is something that we want to try and accomplish in a city that is still a city of the past, and that’s the city of Manhattan,” he said.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has long been a proponent of a more inclusive cityscape.
The city’s iconic landmark, the Empire State Building, is located in the heart of the Brooklyn borough.
The building is home to the New Yorkers’ most famous monument, the Statue of Liberty, which is located atop a park in the park’s south end.
De Blasio has said the city is considering removing the statue, and will soon begin considering other landmarks that are deemed to be landmarks, Bloomberg reported.
DeBlasio is expected to announce a new version of the City Hall Building at the end of the month.