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The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Visitors walk around the 9/11 Memorial's two massive reflecting pools set within the original footprints of the twin towers. (AP photo/Mark Lennihan) Visitors walk around the 9/11 Memorial's two massive reflecting pools set within the original footprints of the twin towers. (AP photo/Mark Lennihan)

The work of Associated Press photographer Mark Lennihan is featured in "The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial."   Read more »

Memorial Museum to Accept Crystals from 2001-2002 Times Square Ball Honoring 9/11 Victims, Heroes

9/11 Memorial Museum director Alice Greenwald discusses tribute items like the "Hope for Healing" Waterford crystals that will become part of the museum's collection. (Photo by Michael Frazier) 9/11 Memorial Museum director Alice Greenwald discusses tribute items like the "Hope for Healing" Waterford crystals that will become part of the museum's collection. (Photo by Michael Frazier)

Waterford and the National September 11 Memorial  & Museum announce that the museum will be accepting  a collection of 195 “Hope for Healing” Waterford crystal triangles from the Times Square Ball, which commemorate the lives lost on September 11, 2001.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Named a ‘T+L Top New Landmark’

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Magazine recognizes 9/11 Memorial as favorite new park or public space.  Read more »

Tributes Honor Loved Ones This Holiday Season

First responder patches adorn a wreath recently left at the trunk of the “Survivor Tree” at the 9/11 Memorial.  (Amy Dreher photo) First responder patches adorn a wreath recently left at the trunk of the “Survivor Tree” at the 9/11 Memorial. (Amy Dreher photo)

Touching tributes left at the 9/11 Memorial honor loved ones.  Read more »

Inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum: 'We Remember' Exhibit Preview

(L) “We Remember” mockup; courtesy of Local Projects.  (R) “We Remember” rendering; courtesy of Thinc Design with Local Projects (L) “We Remember” mockup; courtesy of Local Projects. (R) “We Remember” rendering; courtesy of Thinc Design with Local Projects

Museum’s introductory exhibit a soundscape of remembrances from across the globe  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by photographer Amy Dreher.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Joins Nation in Remembering Pearl Harbor

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)

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Teenager Photographs, Writes on Memorial Visit for Huff Post

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Young journalist recalls vague memories of 9/11 after recent visit to 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Explore Lower Manhattan When You Visit the Memorial

Downtown Alliance launches 'Downtown NY' iPhone app. (C Downtown Alliance launches 'Downtown NY' iPhone app. (C

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Concert to Feature Performance in Honor of 9/11 Victims

The Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band of Redlands, Calif. (Photo by Warren Westura) The Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band of Redlands, Calif. (Photo by Warren Westura)

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