Theme memo blog. News, discussion and information about the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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.

A moveable feast: The work on the 9/11 Memorial and the World Trade Center site is often done at a frenetic pace. Instead of wasting precious time seeking out a nearby sandwich shop, restaurant or street vendor, many of the hundreds of construction workers at WTC wait for their lunch to come to them. Here you see a portable food cart wheeled around the construction site providing snacks, drinks and food for the dedicated "hard hats" clocking in each day at the WTC construction site.

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