Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Cantilever

1. A projecting bracket used for carrying the cornice or extended eaves of a building

2. A beam, girder, truss, or other structural member which projects beyond its supporting wall or column

3. A beam anchored at only one end

Jetty: A cantilever in a traditionally timber framed building

Cantilever VS post-and-lintel system


Examples from Buffalo architecture:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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