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 Risks for Washington state oil-by-rail terminal may be low but consequences could be severe, new study says November 23, 2017 A new reason not to eat cookie dough: Uncooked flour can make you sick November 23, 2017 Seattle expected to see scattered showers, mild temperatures Friday November 23, 2017 Woman and teen die in crash south of Corvallis November 23, 2017 More Photo Galleries Kids and adults kick off new holiday tradition with soccer game at Green Lake Rain, rain, rain expected through Thanksgiving Putting the finishing touches on a gingerbread Seattle 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.