Lew, I. Paul Thornton-Tomasetti, Engineers, New York, New York.
Udilovich, Konstantin V. Thornton-Tomasetti, Engineers, New York, New York.
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- Structural principle
- Horizontal cantilever
- Vertical cantilever
- Other applications
- Observation decks and balconies
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A structural member supported at one end only; the other end of the member is free to deflect and rotate. Cantilevers are common throughout nature and engineered structures. Examples are a bird's wing, an airplane wing, a roof overhang, and a balcony.
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