The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

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The Last Column is lowered into the 9/11 Memorial Museum, August 24 2006. Photo: Amy Dreher.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a photography series devoted to documenting moments big and small that unfold at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

The View: The Last Column being lowered into the 9/11 Memorial Museum on August 24, 2009, six years ago today. The 58-ton beam is so large that the 9/11 Memorial Museum was constructed around it. It was removed from Ground Zero on May 30, 2002 in a ceremony marking the end of the nine-month recovery effort and transported to an airline hangar at John F. Kennedy Airport for conservation before Museum construction began.

By Jenny Pachucki, 9/11 Memorial Content Strategist 

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