CAC Live: The Rise of the Skyscraper

Saturday, May 16, 2020 1 – 2 pm

111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Purchase tickets here $11


Why is Chicago often considered the birthplace of the skyscraper? Explore the history of these tall buildings on April 25 or May 16 and discover how Chicago became a global center for high-rise design, innovation and engineering.

This program will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive an email directly from Zoom on the day of the program with details about how to access and view it.

If you don’t receive an email on the date of the program by 3:15pm CST (for 7pm programs) or 10:15am CST (for 1pm programs), please contact

Leslie Clark Lewis has been a CAC docent for more than 10 years. She is tour director for Historic Treasures of Chicago’s Golden Age, which features some of Chicago’s most iconic historic buildings. Before becoming a docent, Lewis worked for 25 years in marketing and communications. The first thing she did after retiring was apply to become a CAC docent.