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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.

Green gives way to golden brown:  Of the 416 trees planned for the 9/11 Memorial's plaza, 35 have been planted so far and more will be placed there soon. Planting of the trees at the World Trade Center site began in late August. With the arrival of fall, the leaves of the trees are turning color, a brilliant golden brown.

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