Napa Architect Designs Replacement Spire for Notre Dame Cathedral in Contest

Last month, images of the burning roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris captured the world’s attention. Horrified by the devastation, yet also inspired, Napa architect Chris Craiker felt compelled to contribute to the efforts to rebuild the cathedral in a unique way. Working with his design team at Craiker & Associates, Craiker created his own version of a replacement spire for the famed cathedral. The French government announced it would host an international contest to redesign the destroyed spire. “So I wanted to jump in,” said Craiker. “We’ve been working on this since the day of the fire.” “People are starting to throw things out there. Some are very traditional. I wanted to do somethin