Despite our objections, the Claridge House Apartments are forging ahead with a brown makeover. When the color choice was first brought to our attention back in April, we cooked up some festive alternatives (shown here), hoping to inspire a color choice less fecal. Alas, our efforts were in vain. There is positive news: Chocolate-covered Claridige has replaced its grimy old windows. That should do wonders, especially for those glassy penthouses upstairs. Keep in mind, the building's renovated interior is quite pleasant.