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 Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues January 17, 2017 Man arrested in connection with series of Snohomish County espresso-stand robberies January 17, 2017 Westbound I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass closed due to freezing rain, spinouts January 17, 2017 Feds to trim funding for Columbia hatchery chinook January 17, 2017 More Photo Galleries Brides and grooms find some surprises at Seattle Wedding Show | Photo gallery Seattle’s MLK youth march takes to the streets Crystal-blue windshield art, courtesy of the season 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.