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The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Photo by Amy Dreher) (Photo by Amy Dreher)

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.

Tridents Emerge: This week as construction continues inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion, the scaffolding around “the tridents” has come down. These iconic pieces are remnants of those that once wrapped the exterior of the Twin Towers. The at least 70-foot high columns are known as “tridents” because of their three-pronged tops, and were salvaged from the wreckage of the north tower. Each weighs about 50 tons, and will be on permanent display within the atrium of the museum pavilion.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff