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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Clean sweeps: Seattle’s window cleaners have seen it all

Ben Cruzat heads over the edge of the 26-story Seattle Heights in Belltown to clean a new column of windows as he rappels down. His ropes are secured by steel anchors on the roof; the city doesn’t require anchors on high-rise buildings, so sometimes he has to improvise.