A banyan tree grows beside a house. One of its branches extends over the house. An aerial root drops onto the roof, and crawls over the side of the house. Once it touches down on the ground, its growth accelerates. The aerial root thickens, spreads, and strangles the house.
Eventually the house is abandoned. The house collapses, leaving the banyan standing over the collapsed house.
A real estate developer identifies a building with many apartments. It buys an apartment in the building. It buys another one, and another one, and another one, ... Eventually the last surviving owner gives up and sells out. The real estate developer tears down the house.