While the height of buildings remains an unrelenting obsession amongst developers and architects, there is also a growing trend amongst engineers to see how far a building can be cantilevered.

First applied in the sphere of bridge engineering, the steel truss cantilever bridge was considered a major breakthrough as it is capable of spanning distances in excess of 460 metres. Similar principles were soon applied to modern building design with dramatic results. When speaking of extreme cantilevers, one cannot look…