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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.

Rebirth: Strong, sturdy oak trees are being planted on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza at the World Trade Center site. By this time next year, about 250 trees will be planted there. Shown in the above picture are a few of 16 trees planted last month, the first of more than 400 that are planned for the plaza. The planting began in the early morning and lasted throughout a brilliant sunny Saturday in late August. With camera in hand, Amy Dreher buckled down and spent most of the night snapping pictures like these.

Take a look through Amy's lens for more pictures taken that night.

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