Just looking at some pics of Axis - looking eastward up Whitworth St you can see where the Hacienda used to be. I know the club itself had to fold for various reasons, but of all the buildings in Manchester that should've been listed for cultural significance in modern times, that was it. I'm sure any other building in town of such global renown from the Victorian era would be untouchable by now, whereas the Hac was sold down the river for another block of flats of limited architectural merit. I'd have thought the developer could've been required (at the very least) to keep the facade, or (better still) keep some of the internal space of the building intact, but hey-ho it never happened and now it's gone. Maybe I've just got rose-tinted spectacles of my favourite place from when I first moved over here, but maybe we've chucked the baby out with the bathwater in the name of progress with that one. Thoughts on a postcard please folks...