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

A view from the Memorial plaza shows clouds passing by the moon during the Great American Eclipse.
View of the Great American Eclipse from the Memorial Plaza. Photo by Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a photography series devoted to documenting moments big and small that unfold at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

The View: Although New York City was not in the path of totality during Monday’s “Great American Eclipse,” a one-of-a-kind view of the partial solar eclipse could be seen through protective glasses or a pinhole projector on the Memorial Plaza.

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World Photo Day: 9/11 Memorial Highlights Striking View of the Plaza

The lights of the north pool create a square of light in the low-lying clouds overhead in this view from Memorial plaza. One World Trade Center and other buildings tower over the plaza.

On this World Photo Day, the 9/11 Memorial highlights this stunning shot from the Memorial’s Director of Photography, Jin Lee.

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More than 500K Have Participated in 9/11 Memorial Museum Tours

Several visitors watch as an interpretative guide stands in front of artist Spencer Finch’s installation, “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning,” leading a tour in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

This week, the 9/11 Memorial Museum welcomed its 500,000th tour participant. This milestone was reached just three years after the Museum’s opening.

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