The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Sunshine bathes the 9/11 Memorial’s plaza and acorns dropped from the branches of the beautiful oak trees that withstood tropical storm Irene. (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.

Weathering Irene:  A few acorns shook loose from the Memorial's oak trees, but all of the 225 planted trees stood up to the tropical storm and none were damaged. The Memorial will open in September on the 10-year anniversary of the attacks.

By Amy Dreher