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9/11 Memorial Interpretive Guide Shares Memorable Moments

Nicole Richardson leading a tour on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo: Jin Lee. Nicole Richardson leading a tour on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo: Jin Lee.

Nicole Richardson, an interpretive guide, shares some of her experiences and memories from her 9/11 Memorial guided tours.  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. Rebirth:  Read more »

The first of 400 trees planned for 9/11 Memorial's plaza is heading to WTC site (Updated)

Update: Several trees were planted on the memorial plaza on Saturday. Return to The MEMO soon for more pictures and information about the planting. Until then, read this story about this landmark tree move that brought life back to the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

'Structural soil' for memorial trees will provide stability, nutrients

It's more than dirt. The mixture of gravel and nutrient-rich organic material being spread at the construction site of the 9/11 Memorial is the thoroughly-planned  foundation for more than 400 trees.The so-called structural soil has two functions. The gravel helps create space for oxygen and water to reach tree roots, while providing enough stability to handle the plaza it will support. The organic material provides the nutrients to help the trees grow and remain healthy. Worm skin and excrement is part of the organic material combined with the gravel.  Read more »

Progress Report: Bronze panels inscribed with names of terror attack victims, memorial waterfalls

Donning a hard hat, blindingly bright safety vest and dark shades concealing his eyes, 9/11 Memorial Project manager Ron Vega scaled a section of the outside wall of the north pool of the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center construction site."Soon the plaza will come up to here," he said, making a chop motion at the height of his knees before adding, "And this is where the names will be located."  Read more »

Sponsor cobblestone for Mother's Day and Father's Day

/strong> The 9/11 Memorial is opening next year.The National September 11 Memorial & Museum could use your help with paving the way to remembrance and hope by sponsoring a cobblestone as a gift on Mother's Day and Father's Day.  Read more »