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The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Work continues on the 9/11 Memorial plaza as trees provide shade on a warm spring day. (Amy Dreher photo) Work continues on the 9/11 Memorial plaza as trees provide shade on a warm spring day. (Amy Dreher photo)

Swamp white oak trees shade the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial.   Read more »

AP: Another 9/11 Anniversary is Recognized Today

A 9/11 Memorial Museum exhibition design study includes a piece of remnant WTC steel used to project video footage of the recovery effort. (Courtesy Thinc Design with Local Projects) A 9/11 Memorial Museum exhibition design study includes a piece of remnant WTC steel used to project video footage of the recovery effort. (Courtesy Thinc Design with Local Projects)

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the formal end of the recovery operation after the 2001 attacks.   Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Plant life grows as scheduled plantings of swamp white oak trees continue on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza. (Amy Dreher photo) Plant life grows as scheduled plantings of swamp white oak trees continue on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza. (Amy Dreher photo)

Plant life grows naturally in soil on the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial, which opens in September.  Read more »

Post-9/11 Photographic Record 'Aftermath' is Revamped for 10th Anniversary (Update)

(Courtesy Joel Meyerowitz/Phaidon Press) (Courtesy Joel Meyerowitz/Phaidon Press)

To mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Phaidon Press is publishing a commemorative edition of the book “Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive.”  Read more »

RSVP Now: Public Event Explores 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

RSVP now for tonight's speakers series event: "9/11 Conspiracy Theories: Why They Exist and What Role They Play in Society" at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Construction workers atop the entry pavilion of the 9/11 Memorial Museum overlook the 9/11 Memorial. (Amy Dreher photo) Construction workers atop the entry pavilion of the 9/11 Memorial Museum overlook the 9/11 Memorial. (Amy Dreher photo)

Overlooking the 9/11 Memorial with its trees on a cobblestone plaza and waterfalls inside its enormous south reflecting pool.  Read more »

Video: Kids Too Young to Recall 9/11 Witness Rebirth

Fox News: Children too young to remember 9/11 witness the history of the World Trade Center remade.  Read more »

Senator Inouye Visits 9/11 Memorial with Mayor Bloomberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg guides U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii on a tour of the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site. (Photo courtesy of the Office of U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye) Mayor Michael Bloomberg guides U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii on a tour of the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site. (Photo courtesy of the Office of U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye)

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye joins Mayor Michael Bloomberg on tour of the 9/11 Memorial, which opens in September.  Read more »

Video: Connecticut Teen Collects Pennies, Supports 9/11 Memorial

A 13-year-old Connecticut boy collects pennies to sponsor cobblestone to support 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

A construction worker overlooks the south reflecting pool, which is about an acre in size, as the waterfalls were tested last week. (Amy Dreher photo) A construction worker overlooks the south reflecting pool, which is about an acre in size, as the waterfalls were tested last week. (Amy Dreher photo)

The 30-foot waterfalls of the 9/11 Memorial's enormous south reflecting pool springs to life as part of planned test.  Read more »