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Met rooftop’s Kwade exhibit dazzles with skyline views

Care for a cosmo to go with the cosmos? The Met’s serving $18 cosmopolitans — and Manhattans, martinis and a bevy of beers and soft drinks — on its roof garden, where the museum just unveiled its latest work of art. Alicja Kwade’s “ParaPivot” is a thing of beauty — its highly polished, colored orbs leaning on or balancing between intersecting steel beams. Actually, it’s two things: The larger metal structure has five stone balls; the smaller, four. Weighing roughly 700 to 3,400 pounds each, these nine spheres suggest the solar system. And since they’re divided between two frames, perhaps the possibility of a parallel universe. Met curators are hailing it as a “celestial installation” and an “intergalactic ball ...