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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.

On the move: With a scorching sun overhead, two construction workers wheel concrete pavers across the base of the north pool of the 9/11 Memorial. Like the summer heat, the granite and concrete work on the pools have increased.  Nearly 100 percent of the granite work is complete on the north pool, while the same work is moving swiftly on the south pool.

By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the Memorial