Mir Vadim has released a Rayfire tutorial on column demolition in 3ds Max.
Map Transfer is a free 3ds Max and Thinknig Particles tool that converts color information into a transformation.
Demolition Master 1.5
Demolition Master is an advanced destruction tool for 3ds Max, with several improvements in version 1.5.
3ds Max Particle Flow Tutorial - Barn Tornado
Pete Draper has made an 11-part tutorial on creating a tornado using Particle Flow in 3ds Max.