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Wu Daxin

Seven-Storeyed Pagoda

Wu Daxin (b. 1969, Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China) lives and works in New York, New York, United States and Beijing, China. Seven-Storeyed Pagoda is a clock-like mechanical device consisting of 500 gears with a total of seven primary “stories” and 49 sublevels, all driven by an internal motor. In Buddhism, the pagoda is the holy shrine that stores Buddhist scriptures and relics and serves as a resting place for the soul; a seven-story tower represents the highest level of pagodas and symbolizes life and faith.


Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller, J. Tomilson Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Doug Oliver, Mario J. Palumbo, Jr., Susan Scherr, Susan Viniar, and Anonymous.