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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.

Working Stiff: A couple of World Trade Center construction workers have some lighthearted fun while taking a break in Zuccotti Park, just yards from the WTC site. Workers  Anthony Cosenza and Mike Oak, who's without the hard hat, are among the thousands of workers who punch a clock each day to help rebuild the site and construct the 9/11 Memorial, which opens next year.  In chatting with them, photographer Amy Dreher said the pair told her that they topped  the statue with a hard hat to provide tourists a unique photo opportunity.

By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager with the 9/11 Memorial