Cantilevers resist lateral load primarily in bending. They may consist of single towers or multiple towers. Single towers act much like trees and require large footings like tree roots to resist overturning. Bending in cantilevers increases from top down, justifying tapered form in response.
1 Single tower cantilever 2 Single tower cantilever under lateral load 3 Twin tower cantilever 4 Twin tower cantilever under lateral load 5 Suspended tower with single cantilever 6 Suspended tower under lateral load