Photograph by Leah Gitter
The National September 11 Memorial opened 10 years after the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 after much controversy over its design. A week after, on September 18, Lene Hansen and Leah Gitter visited the site. They were struck by how visitors had discovered that one could fit stems of roses into parts of the letters providing the names of those who died. As other war memorials, the 9/11 Memorial is part collective, part personal and the creative act of "flowering" it opens up for multiple interpretations.