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The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Plant life grows as scheduled plantings of swamp white oak trees continue on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza. (Amy Dreher photo) Plant life grows as scheduled plantings of swamp white oak trees continue on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza. (Amy Dreher photo)

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.

Taking Root:  Plant life grows naturally in soil for the ongoing plantings of swamp white oak trees on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza. To date, 143 trees have been planted on the uniquely-designed cobblestone plaza.

By Amy Dreher