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 Dreamer immigrant in Oregon detained by U.S. authorities March 26, 2017 Tulip blooms expected in first week of Skagit Valley festival March 26, 2017 Port Commission leader Tom Albro will not seek re-election March 26, 2017 Health-care costs should spur action on guns March 26, 2017 More Photo Galleries Northwest arts and crafts on display Fields of Skagit County daffodils in bloom A sacred craft: Torah repair 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.