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

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

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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) 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)

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

After its dedicated opening for victims' families on the 10-year anniversary, the 9/11 Memorial opens to the world by reservation on Sept. 12 at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

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

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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) 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" series shows MEMO blog's readers unique vantage points of WTC in pictures by memorial photographer Amy Dreher.   Read more »

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

Swamp white oak trees shade the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial.   Read more »

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

Overlooking the 9/11 Memorial with its trees on a cobblestone plaza and waterfalls inside its enormous south reflecting pool.  Read more »

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.Special of the day:   Read more »

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./em>A unique hard hat:  To all the construction workers dedicated to rebuilding the World Trade Center site, have a  Happy New Year!By 9/11 Memorial Staff  Read more »