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People live in apartment buildings with cats, birds fly by open windows, that experiment has been done. The cats kind of spread all four legs out so the flaps of skin at the base of the legs slow them down a little. And then they come down on all four legs at the same time which spreads the impact out and and their joints are pretty flexible as well. That said they will still get massive bruising, often get a fractured jaw, sometimes ribs legs or pelvis. But equally sometimes a cat will fall 14 stories but effectively walk away with only minor injuries, while a cat that falls 6 stories may have mutilple fractures. But still, if you live in an apartment building with a cat keep any windows the cat can get to closed.