Behind the Lens: A Light in the Sky

A rectangular patch of light shines into the night sky from inside the Memorial pool.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

In this series, 9/11 Memorial & Museum staff photographer Jin S. Lee shares his view of select photographs taken on the site.

This unique view from deep within the South Pool—30 feet below street level—shows the lights from the rim of the pool creating a square patch of light in the overcast night sky. Because of the way the lights are positioned in the original footprints of South Pool, the reflection can only be seen from within the pools.

By Jin S. Lee, Director of Photography, 9/11 Memorial & Museum

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9/11 Memorial Will Be Closed July 10 Due To Inclement Weather

A white rose on a rainy Memorial parapet.

Due to a tropical storm warning affecting the tristate area, the 9/11 Memorial plaza will be closed on Friday, July 10.

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A Tree, Gone; Its Roots, Enduring

Trinity Root maquette sculpture by Steve Tobin. The maquette was modeled after the stump and roots of the sycamore tree that was in the yard at St. Paul's Chapel.

In 2016, this arresting maquette was donated to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum by the sculptor, thereby preserving a bronzed fraction of the storied sycamore near its original habitat outside St. Paul’s Chapel. Today, Trinity Root endures, virtually, as an exemplar of Response Art shared in Inside the Collection.

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