Photo Journal: New World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial

By Luyuan Zhang,

I was in elementary school in China twelve years ago, and was heart broken when I heard the sad news. On September 12, 2013, I found myself at The National September 11 Memorial in downtown Manhattan, shooting photos all the way from the new World Trade Center (WTC) which is still under construction, to the Memorial Plaza.

In the late afternoon, when I was taking the second picture of the waterfall and the reflecting pools at the plaza, a rain storm suddenly came. Unfortunately, I didn’t have an umbrella at hand. The heavy rain didn’t last very long, but still long enough to force me to end my “tour” earlier than expected.

The memorial is a tribute of remembrance to both the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the WTC site and at the Pentagon, and the 6 people murdered in the WTC bombing in February 1993.

The key of taking a series of good pictures about 9/11 Memorial is seeing the world through your camera and shooting from new and different angles. Please check out some pictures I took at the memorial below.

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