The Lens

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Amy Dreher photo)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

A group of youngsters called the "Downtown Kids Rebuild" is shown presenting the money raised to support the 9/11 Memorial.(Amy Dreher photo)

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)

9/11 Memorial is Nearly Ready to Welcome Visitors

A view of the north reflecting pool of the 9/11 Memorial in June. (By Joe Woolhead)

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

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)