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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.

Skyward: Several cranes can be seen - and heard - hoisting construction equipment and materials around the 16-acre World Trade Center site. These two cranes loomed over the 9/11 Memorial's north pool, catching a beam of sunlight.

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