The Independent is an iconic 63-story high-rise in Austin, Texas structurally designed by LAM+DCI, a joint venture between Frank Lam & Associates and DCI Engineers. The distinctive tower is currently the tallest concrete residential building west of the Mississippi and appeals to Austins vision of a denser downtown. LAM+DCI designed a smaller, more efficient concrete building core through the use of outrigger and damper technologies that provided more rentable square footage for the client. The Independents iconic, alternating tower shape comprises of cantilevered features created by tension and compression rod slab supports produced by Macalloy. These tension and compression struts allowed for extended cantilevers without the need for transfer beams or thicker slabs. This paper will highlight how the structural engineering team reduced the buildings core size through outrigger and damper tank technology created the Jenga-style building profile with an offset of 19-foot cantilevered floor plates and designed the amenity level with 30-foot cantilevered steel trusses This case study presentation will also explain other engineering solutions that delivered the architects vision for a quality concrete tower which also became economical for the owner.