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 Giant antennas in New Mexico search for cosmic discoveries September 19, 2017 U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions tries ‘Nuke Waste’ during low-key visit to Kitsap September 19, 2017 Train hits car in Tacoma, killing the driver September 19, 2017 Pennsylvania woman found in Washington after TV show airs September 19, 2017 More Photo Galleries All aboard! Photos from Lake Union Boats Afloat Show Sprint-boat racing in Washington’s Palouse Photos: New Navy chiefs honored in promotion ceremony at Smokey Point 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.