Estimated dimensions of the Trojan Horse on its cart

Length Height Width
HORSE 42′ 41′ 13′
CART 50′ 5.5′ 18′
WHEELS 8′ 8′ 2′
TOTAL 50′ 47.5′ 22′

We are so building this beast:

SF, Nimby

Look out for construction updates on our Twitter, Facebook, Blog and Flickr sites.


While the horse is being built at NIMBY in San Francisco, it’s massive cart is being constructed in Reno. On the Facebook page The Cart Before The Horse (loving the title of course!) you can follow the steady stream of image and video updates documenting their progress.



The Frame

The Horse's Frame

Here are some new drawings, showing our beast’s internal frame structure:

Frame Perspective.pdf 18K
Framing Elevation 07.15.11.pdf 33K
Framing Plans 07.15.11.pdf 37K
Leg Framing Elevation 1 07.15.11.pdf 35K
Leg Framing Elevation 2 07.15.11.pdf 24K
Trojan Horse Leg Framing Plan 07.15.11.pdf 34K


Meet our Master Builder

Chris Webb is a Bakersfield native, but spent formative adolescent and teen years in France where his father worked as a minister. He studied Art, History, Religion, Philosophy, and Literature as an undergrad, then moved on to get a Master’s degree in Trans-Global business through St. Mary’s College in Moraga. He is a self-taught craftsman, having worked as an Electrician, Instrument Fitter, Digital Controls Technician, Master Mechanic, and Utilities Engineer. His career spans Utility, Petrochemical, Entertainment, and Biotech industries. He most recently served as Engineering Operations Manager for Bayer (previously Novartis & previously Chiron). Webb loves to swim, sauna, sail, build great art, brew beer, distill spirits, hike, and scuba dive. He has travelled extensively, and recently spent six weeks in the Peruvian jungle and highlands. He relishes immersing himself in other cultures and better understanding the human experience by seeing life from new perspectives. Webb lives in the East Bay with his wife Sana, a multi-media artist. This year will be his fourth Burn in the last five years.


Our Construction Team

  • Mike Briganti Senior Builder
  • Mike DeGroot Construction
  • Dan Fox SF Construction Coordinator
  • Eric Johnson Senior Builder
  • Ray Keim Construction Advisor
  • Dale Scott SF Crew Chief
  • Dan Swain Architectural Coordinator, Construction Documents
  • Chris Webb Construction Lead
  • Bill Tubman Reno Crew Chief
  • Lee Williams Senior Builder
  • Jon Zensius Construction

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