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The lens: viewing the 9/11 memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy. On the move:  Read more »

new website supporting 9/11 national day of service is launched

Today, MyGoodDeed.org officially launches 911dayofservice.org, a new website supporting this year's 9/11 National Day of Service. The website incorporates a powerful and innovative tool that makes it easy for individuals to find and support charitable causes that match their interests and provides a range of actions for supporting their causes.  This “powered by MyGoodDeed” application was developed in collaboration with Guidestar, Network for Good, AllForGood, and HandsOn Network.   Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy. Place message here:  Read more »

the lens: viewing the 9/11 memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy. Surface of a reflecting pool:  Read more »

Never Forget, Run to Remember

 Come out and support the second annual World Trade Center Run to Remember on September 5.  Pictured above are former and current 9/11 Memorial staff members, who supported the event last year. 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice M. Greenwald is pictured on the far right.Registration for the fundraising event is now open.  To register, visit www.wtcruntoremember.com  Read more »

Fundraising for 9/11 Memorial fuels firefighters' run across U.S. (Updated)

Here's a broadcast from an Arizona news station reporting on the "Tour of Duty" run, a 9/11 fundraising event first reported on The MEMO blog  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Preview site offers "keepsakes" that support Memorial

 More than a million people have visited the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. At the preview site, they've learned more about the Memorial and Museum and the people killed on 9/11. Often times, they take something with them when they leave  - a pen, a pendant or book commorating the visit.You can find these keepsakes and others like the "Here Is New York" book online at the Preview Site's  Museum Shop. All net proceeds from sales at the preview site goes to building and sustaining the Memorial.  Read more »

the lens: viewing the 9/11 memorial

     Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy. Stuck in memory:  Read more »

The WTC's steel 'tridents' are returning to ground zero (Updated)

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9/11 Memorial Museum revealed (Updated X3)

A sloping ramp will lead visitors into bedrock and into the space of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Yesterday, a small group of news reporters and 9/11 victims' families members were led on a tour of the space by Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald and museum architects Steven Davis and Mark Wagner. The tour walked under the high-ceiling chamber, by the so-called Survivors Staircase and the Last Column.Update: Here's the AP report. In the  Read more »