Amy Dreher

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

A man and woman sit on a bench near the 9/11 Memorial's south reflecting pool. (Amy Dreher photo)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Sunshine bathes the 9/11 Memorial’s plaza and acorns dropped from the branches of the beautiful oak trees that withstood tropical storm Irene. (Amy Dreher photo)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

The glade of the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo by Ron Vega)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

The South Pool at night. (Amy Dreher photo)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

WTC construction workers place orders for food and drinks. (Amy Dreher photo)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

An overlooking view of the 9/11 Memorial. (Amy Dreher photo)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Spools of wiring are stacked atop a bench of the 9/11 Memorial's plaza as construction work continues on the eight-acre park. (Amy Dreher photo)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Work continues on the 9/11 Memorial plaza as trees provide shade on a warm spring day. (Amy Dreher photo)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Plant life grows as scheduled plantings of swamp white oak trees continue on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza. (Amy Dreher photo)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Construction workers atop the entry pavilion of the 9/11 Memorial Museum overlook the 9/11 Memorial. (Amy Dreher photo)