From the location of the former Francis 1st tower, other towers can now be seen: the chimneys of the EDF thermal power station. Built in 1966, they have since then been part of the city’s urban landscape. Contemporary author Benoît Duteurtre mentions them in his novel L’Été 76 (2011). These towers indicate the entrance of Le Havre’s industrial area, dominated by high flares and chimneys, whose design was described by various writers.

In his thriller La Nuit des docks (1995), Philippe Huet describes the Neiges neighbourhood, right next to the power plant.

Jean Rolin mentioned the same industrial skyline in Terminal Frigo (2005).