The 2,530-square-foot condo, Unit #4004, is part of a the Jumeirah Essex House, a 42-story condominium development built in 1930.
Mr. Lidow is the founder and chairman of International Rectifier, the first company to mass-produce selenium photocells and rectifiers. He also founded Selenium Corp. of America, a company that supplies photoelectric cells to the U.S. government.
Mr. Lidow studied engineering, specializing in heavy electric power at Berlin Technical University in Germany.
Ms. Lidow is an award-winning painter and member of the American Watercolor Society. She has had painting exhibitions held in New York, Miami, Denver, Los Angeles and parts of Europe. She is the painter behind "The Chess Set" - a piece that earned her recognition in the French version of the Guinness Book of Records in 1995.
According to BlockShopper.com, there have been 98 condo sales in Midtown during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $1.196 million
Address: 160 Central Park South, Unit: 4004
Buyer(s): 4004 Associates Limited
Seller(s): Family The Lidow (Trust), Eric Lidow and Elizabeth Lidow
Sale date: Nov. 12, 2010