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 Study: Man-made extreme weather has hit all over the world April 24, 2017 Couple charged with assault in shooting, melee during UW speech by Milo Yiannopoulos April 24, 2017 Seattle city employees should be excused from work on May Day, Sawant says April 24, 2017 Seattle just broke a 122-year-old record for rain — because of course it did April 24, 2017 More Photo Galleries April showers don’t dampen Japanese Garden visit Seattle Pinball Museum’s star player has it all under control Fundraising event lets winners walk Space Needle ‘halo’ 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.