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

Probationary Firefighters at the 9/11 Memorial on October 25, 2015. Photo by Ben Hider. Probationary Firefighters at the 9/11 Memorial on October 25, 2015. Photo by Ben Hider.

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

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

A swamp white oak leaf rests on the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial above the 59 names of the victims from American Airlines Flight 77. Photo: Jin Lee. A swamp white oak leaf rests on the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial above the 59 names of the victims from American Airlines Flight 77. Photo: Jin Lee.

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

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

The South Pool at night. (Amy Dreher photo) The South Pool at night. (Amy Dreher photo)

"The Lens" series documents progress on the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

A construction worker overlooks the south reflecting pool, which is about an acre in size, as the waterfalls were tested last week. (Amy Dreher photo) A construction worker overlooks the south reflecting pool, which is about an acre in size, as the waterfalls were tested last week. (Amy Dreher photo)

The 30-foot waterfalls of the 9/11 Memorial's enormous south reflecting pool springs to life as part of planned test.  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. Jigsaw:  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 »