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The path of greatest resistance is going to be the opposite of the largest force.

For instance, friction is a resistance force, as is the resistance encountering an object of solidity. Your argument is that the structure below's construction is a stronger resistance than the force acting on the mass above due to gravity.

However, the path of GREATEST resistance is still up. If you'd like to not include gravity in your calculations (which I'm not sure how you'd manage) I guess you're free to, but the direction that has to go against the greatest amount of force.

The force generated by the falling body in this case is greater than the resistance force provided by the structural integrity of the structure below.

So no, unless the strength the structural integrity of the building is greater than that of the dynamic mass of the moving body, down through the building will not be a path of greater resistance than the path of up.

Falling to "the side" only happens when the structural integrity of the body below is strong enough to maintain itself at the point of impact. If the point of impact collapses instead, then there's not going to be anything available for the mass above to rotate and flow over. We're not dealing with raindrops running down a mountain here.

I feel like we run into a few theories here:

1. There was a single explosion or cut that caused the top portion to get in motion and fall.
2. That there was an explosion that was perfectly timed to go off on every floor directly below the above floor hit.

Regardless, given the construction design of the structure in question (that of basically an open space within a tube), it's still going to be easier to go through that structure than it will be to go up in terms of resistance to force.

I'm mainly just making fun of you guys for saying "the path of greatest resistance" and taking it from a pure physics standpoint. Mathematically, up will be the path up greatest resistance.

Eric Hoffer