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 US nuclear lab’s future up in the air after recent fire May 27, 2017 2 shot in Seattle outside Rainier Avenue restaurant May 27, 2017 Carcass of 79-foot blue whale washes ashore in California May 27, 2017 Redmond man who shot caged cougar loses hunting rights May 27, 2017 More Photo Galleries Museum of Flight exhibit lifts off Volunteer honors veterans; where to pay your respects at Memorial weekend events I’ll have the fish: Great blue heron takes a midair snack break 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.