<div class="container">
  <div class="item" style="height: 140px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 190px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 170px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 120px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 160px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 180px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 140px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 150px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 170px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 170px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 140px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 190px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 170px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 120px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 160px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 180px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 140px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 150px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 170px"></div>
  <div class="item" style="height: 170px"></div>
  
  <span class="item break"></span>
  <span class="item break"></span>
  <span class="item break"></span>
</div>

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.container {
  display: flex;
  flex-flow: column wrap;
  align-content: space-between;
  /* Your container needs a fixed height, and it 
   * needs to be taller than your tallest column. */
  height: 960px;
  
  /* Optional */
  background-color: #f7f7f7;
  border-radius: 3px;
  padding: 20px;
  width: 60%;
  margin: 40px auto;
  counter-reset: items;
}

.item {
  width: 24%;
  /* Optional */
  position: relative;
  margin-bottom: 2%;
  border-radius: 3px;
  background-color: #a1cbfa;
  border: 1px solid #4290e2;
  box-shadow: 0 2px 2px rgba(0,90,250,0.05),
    0 4px 4px rgba(0,90,250,0.05),
    0 8px 8px rgba(0,90,250,0.05),
    0 16px 16px rgba(0,90,250,0.05);
  color: #fff;
  padding: 15px;
  box-sizing: border-box;
}

 /* Just to print out numbers */
div.item::before {
  counter-increment: items;
  content: counter(items);
}

/* Re-order items into 3 rows */
.item:nth-of-type(4n+1) { order: 1; }
.item:nth-of-type(4n+2) { order: 2; }
.item:nth-of-type(4n+3) { order: 3; }
.item:nth-of-type(4n)   { order: 4; }

/* Force new columns */
.break {
  flex-basis: 100%;
  width: 0;
  border: 1px solid #ddd;
  margin: 0;
  content: "";
  padding: 0;
}

body { font-family: sans-serif; }
h3 { text-align: center; }

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