- 1970 – Construction begins on the Sears Tower in Chicago, designed by Bruce Graham and Fazlur Khan (of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill).
- 1971 – Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, designed by Mark Rothko and Philip Johnson is completed.
- 1972 – The Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, California, designed by William Pereira, is completed.
- 1973 – The World Trade Center towers, designed by Minoru Yamasaki, are opened in New York.
- 1973 – The Sears Tower is completed in Chicago becoming the tallest building in the world.
- 1974 – National Assembly Building in Dakka, Bangladesh, is completed.
- 1975 – Completion of the Seoul Tower in Seoul, South Korea.
- 1976 – The CN Tower in Toronto opens as the tallest freestanding structure on land.
- 1976 – The Barbican Estate, designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, opens in the City of London.
- 1977 – Frank Gehry redesigns his own house in Santa Monica, California.
- 1978 – Charles Eames dies.
- 1979 – Charles Moore designs the Piazza d'Italia in New Orleans.
Located in Houston, Texas, it is a non-denominational chapel. Not only a chapel but also a work of modern art. The shape of the building is an octagon inscribed in a Greek cross with gray or rose stucco walls and a baffled skylight. The design of the building was largely influenced by the artist, Mark Rothko, who painted black color hue paintings on its fourteen interior walls. Susan J. Barnes states "The Rothko Chapel...became the world's first broadly ecumenical center, a holy place open to all religions and belonging to none. It became a center for international cultural, religious, and philosophical exchanges, for colloquia and performances. And it became a place of private prayer for individuals of all faiths".
Charles Moore (1925-1993)
Received his B.A. from University of Michigan in 1947 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1957. He spent some time working as an intern and assistant to Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn. Most of his best work came around his death in the early 1990s. However, one of his best know works was the Piazza d'Italia (1978), an exuberant and postmodern urban public plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana.
William Pereira (1909-1985)
A Los Angeles based architect, he is best known for his futuristic designs of landmark buildings such as the Transamerican Pyramid in San Fransisco. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Pereira graduated from the School of Architecture, University of Illinois and began his career in his home city. In the 1930s, he moved to Los Angeles and work as a solo architect and briefly as an art director for Hollywood. In 1949 he became a professor of architecture at the University of Southern California. At the time of his death he had over 400 projects to his name.