The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Visitors walk around the 9/11 Memorial's two massive reflecting pools set within the original footprints of the twin towers. (AP photo/Mark Lennihan)

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress. 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.

Reflecting on 2011: The work of veteran AP photographer Mark Lennihan is featured on "The Lens" today. The above wide shot by Lennihan shows the 9/11 Memorial at dusk with visitors walking around the memorial's two enormous reflecting pools set within the footprints of the fallen towers.

On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, families gathered at the Memorial and, for the first time, touched their loved ones' names inscribed in bronze. A day later, the general public entered the Memorial, returning to the World Trade Center site after 10 years. 

By 9/11 Memorial Staff