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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.

Up all night:  The 9/11 Memorial's Ron Vega and Kim Cases recently reviewed plans for the planting of the first of 16 trees planned for the memorial's plaza. Vega, the director of design and construction, and Cases, the assistant project manager, have played this scenario out for months, even years.  The first trees have been successfully planted and are growing strong.

By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial