Well, crowed. But, not an issue the view was fantastic. No money spared on electronics here. Everything was lit up and constantly changing. I walked over from my hotel, ( The Grand Central Hotel, a maybe C grade hotel ) only a 10-15 min walk. The streets were packed with people so much so that the police had one side of the street for each direction of people walking. Got up to the railing and took several wonderful photos. Then took the tourist train under the river to the other side. Its called the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel. It was Okay but served it's purpose of getting me to the other side for a different view of the Bund. You are up close to the Pearl tower.
Anyhow, you cannot go to Shanghai and not see this view at night. FYI: At 10:00 PM the lights go dark. At least they do in March.More