Ron Vega

OK-NYC Bond Forged by Tragedy, Kept Through Prayer

A plaque commemorating the 1995 terror bombing in Oklahoma City and the 2001 attacks in New York City. (Photo by Ron Vega) A plaque commemorating the 1995 terror bombing in Oklahoma City and the 2001 attacks in New York City. (Photo by Ron Vega)

After a deadly tornado devastates Moore, Okla., the director of design and construction for the 9/11 Memorial shares a story about the unique bond between New Yorkers and Oklahomans after the terror attacks in 1995 and 2001.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

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

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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>Up all night:  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 »