Local NewsPhoto & Video A tall order: cleaning 9,994 windows Originally published November 30, 2016 at 8:01 pmUpdated November 30, 2016 at 10:16 pm Window washers (there are two, one is hidden) start the task of cleaning 9,994 exterior windows on the downtown Seattle Public Library designed by Rem Koolhaas, enough windows to cover 5 football fields. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times) Window washers clean 9,994 exterior windows on the downtown Seattle Library. Share story By Steve RingmanSeattle Times staff photographer Related Stories Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list February 25, 2017 ‘Big pool of blood’: Redmond man shoots cougar in research cage February 25, 2017 Sport ocean summer chinook fishery could be dandy based on computer-generated paper fish, more forecasts will be announced Tuesday February 24, 2017 Mayor’s bid to business on homeless is a stretch February 25, 2017 More Photo Galleries A peek inside Seattle’s Smith Tower, which retains its historic charms Primping for flower and garden show Wreath-laying honors Washington on Presidents Day Steve Ringman View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.