It could be me, but most large, industrial chimneys make me think of this Techno-Jazz album from one of my musical heroes, Laurent Garnier his album The Cloud Making Machine. Most chimneys are associated with pollution, even though they are often used to simply cool some process and the smoke you see is 'just' energy being wasted - still not something to be sustainably proud of.
The album just makes me happy to think of, associative thinking is strong. How can we use this for the better? How can we make sure these negative elements such as chimneys can be associated with something positive? As good as Laurent's album is, it does not make chimneys a good thing.