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The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Flower tribute at the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial. Photo: Jin Lee. Flower tribute at the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial. Photo: Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Take an interactive look at the memorial pools

A New York Times'  interactive panorama shows the progress of the 9/11 Memorial  Read more »

Even from afar, progress of 9/11 memorial clearly visible

Even from thousands of feet in the sky, the two acre-sized 9/11 Memorial pools can be made out.Photographer Joe Woolhead routinely snaps pictures (like the one above) of the construction progress at the World Trade Center site. Find more of his photos here or visit www.national911memorial.org.  Read more »

New York State company forges steel for 9/11 memorial

Construction on the 9/11 Memorial is continuing to move forward. Granite installation has begun inside the large reflecting pools and the memorial is now completely framed in steel. Its two acre-sized squares set within the original footprints of the fallen twin towers are clearly visible, defining the 16-acre World Trade Center site that is being reborn through concrete, steel and the labor of hundreds of construction workers.The memorial opens next year for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror strikes.  Read more »

Progress report: Granite is filling 9/11 Memorial pool (Updated X3)

Section by section, panels of smooth dark granite is being installed in the north pool of the 9/11 Memorial.  Nearly 4,000 of these panels - each weighing about 420 pounds - will fill the memorial pool.  The two memorial pools, roughly about an acre in size,  will be lined with the granite. Work to install the stone in the south pool is to begin soon. The pools feature 30-foot waterfalls and are set within the original footprints of the World Trade Center's twin towers. Read more about the memorial pools here  Read more »

9/11 Memorial reaches major construction milestone (UPDATED X2)

The 9/11 Memorial pools - each about an acre in size - are now completely framed in steel.  9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said the construction achievement is "a true marker of progress at the World Trade Center site with these two pools helping to fulfill a promise to pay tribute and to rebuild  the void left in the wake of the 9/11 attacks."The Memorial is on track to open in 2011.  Read more »